The Best American Travel Writing 2016

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Bill Bryson, Jason Wilson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
The Best American Series

Why do I travel? Why does anyone of us travel? Bill Bryson poses these questions in his introduction to The Best American Travel Writing 2016, and though he admits, I wasn t at all sure I knew the answer, they are questions worthy of examination. While the various contributors to this collection all travel for different reasons, one thing is for certain they come back with stories. Whether traversing the Arctic by dogsled, attending a surreal film festival in North Korea, or strolling the streets of a fast-changing Havana, their insights into the world and the human condition are illuminating and enthralling, providing an answer: This is why I like to travel.
The Best American Travel Writing 2016 includes

Michael Chabon, Alice Gregory, Paul Theroux
Dave Eggers, Helen Macdonald, Sara Corbett, Stephanie Pearson
Thomas Chatterton Williams, Pico Iyer, and others

BILL BRYSON, guest editor, is the best-selling author of A Walk in the Woods; A Short History of Nearly Everything;One Summer: America, 1927;The Road to Little Dribbling; and numerous other books.

JASON WILSON, series editor, is the author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits; Spaghetti on the Wall; and the forthcoming Why Wine Matters. He has written for the Washington Post Magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and many other publications, and has won awards for Best Food Column from the Association of Food Journalists four times.

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JASON WILSON, series editor, is the author ofBoozehoundand the founding editor ofThe Smart SetandTable Matters.

BILL BRYSON is the best-selling author ofA Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everythingand numerous other books.

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