The Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World by Matt GrossThe Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World by Matt Gross

The Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World

byMatt Gross

Paperback | April 23, 2013

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While writing his celebrated Frugal Traveler column for theNew York Times, Matt Gross began to feel hemmed in by its focus on what he thought of as "traveling on the cheap at all costs.” When his editor offered him the opportunity to do something less structured, the Getting Lost series was born, and Gross began a more immersive form of travel that allowed him to "lose his way all over the globe”—from developing-world megalopolises to venerable European capitals, from American sprawl to Asian archipelagos. And that's what the never-before-published material inThe Turk Who Loved Applesis all about: breaking free of the constraints of modern travel and letting the place itself guide you. It's a variety of travel you'll love to experience vicariously through Matt Gross—and maybe even be inspired to try for yourself.
Matt Gross has written nearly 200 articles for theNew York TimesTravel section. He lives in Brooklyn.
Title:The Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030682115X

ISBN - 13:9780306821158

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Editorial Reviews

"Matt Gross seems to have been everywhere. Any man with the audacity to be bored by the Taj Mahal is the kind of independent-thinking traveler I want to spend time with. This book made me want to get out and go—to just about anywhere!"Tom Bissell, author of Chasing the Sea“Matt Gross is one of the most intrepid, curious, good-hearted, and absolutely fearless travelers around. You'll see some of the world's most striking places in this book and meet some of its most endearing (and, sometimes, tragic) people. I, for one, would follow Mr. Gross, on any budget, at any time, anywhere.”Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding"Gross's far-flung coming-of-age memoir celebrates the joy of travel, but it also tweaks the easy conclusions and clichés we attach to our journeys. Honest, insightful, and surprising, this book explores the moments—good, bad, ambivalent—that make life on the road meaningful."ForeWord, Spring 2013“A behind-the-scenes glance at the world of travel writing.... If you're the kind of person who enjoys random conversations in dive bars, casually delving into your taxi-driver's tangled home life, or swapping philosophy at a bus stop, then this book is for you.... It surely was an absorbing journey.”Kirkus Reviews, 4/15/13