The Book Of Roads: Travel Stories From Michigan To Marrakech by Phil CousineauThe Book Of Roads: Travel Stories From Michigan To Marrakech by Phil Cousineau

The Book Of Roads: Travel Stories From Michigan To Marrakech

byPhil CousineauForeword byLarry Habegger

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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Cousineau's wanderlust has driven him to visit nearly 100 countries as a backpacker, documentary filmmaker, travel writer, photographer, and art and literary tour leader. For him, travel gives us what his mentor Joseph Campbell called "the key to the realm of the muses."

As author of the best-selling travel book The Art of Pilgrimage, Cousineau continues to crisscross the world as a travel writer, filmmaker, and host of Global Spirit.

The Book of Roads: Travel Stories from Michigan to Marrakech is the culmination of a lifetime of travel experiences, from the steel factories of Detroit to headhunting villages in the Philippines, the war-torn villages in the Balkans to the river roads of Canada once traversed by his voyageur ancestors. His rhapsodic travel stories place him in the league of fellow travelers who are also masterful writers, such as Pico Iyer, Jack Kerouac, Jan Morris, and Beryl Markham.
Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, independent scholar and travel leader, storyteller and TV host. His fascination with art, literature, and the history of culture has taken him from Michigan to Marrakesh, Iceland to the Amazon, in a worldwide search for what the ancients called the "soul of th...
Title:The Book Of Roads: Travel Stories From Michigan To MarrakechFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 7.83 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:Cleis PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1632280191

ISBN - 13:9781632280190


Editorial Reviews

Phil Cousineau, inThe Book of Roads, goes a long way toward explaining that. He travels down one road and up another, chronicling life in our time with a poet's grace and filmmaker's vision. His travels take him from the rough streets of Detroit to the stony paths of Connemara, from Rumi's tomb to Chichen Itza. He goes with a hunger for knowledge and a thirst for connection, for seeing the long thread of human history in the world around him and the earthy wisdom of shepherds and touts and countless other souls who share theseroads with us. By taking us along, revealing what he learns simply by showing us what he saw and felt and lived, Phil grants us a new perspective on our lives and world. We follow his lead and discover new connections with people and places, and reflect on our own experiences so the tapestry of our lives extends beyond its usual borders and we are made richer for it."-Larry Habergger, author ofTravelers' Tales'True tales of travel adventures from a compassionate poet's heart, which indicate that we, the people, are one family after all.'The Book of Roads is a very thrilling piece of work. I relished my long, slow reading of it." -Alexander Eliot, author ofThe Timeless Myths "