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 the New 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 in The Turk Who Loved Apples is 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 the New York Times Travel section. He lives in Brooklyn.
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Title:The Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the WorldFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030682115X

ISBN - 13:9780306821158

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Bon Appetit The Feed blog, 5/1/13 “It's more than just a litany of sights seen and weird foods consumed. It's about how to be a human being outside of your hometown—not a tourist, and not necessarily a self-righteous ‘traveler,' either, but a person who wants to see new places, make new friends, and learn how to deal with life when it doesn't turn out quite like you planned.”InterviewMagazine.com, 4/30/13 “A collection of satisfyingly real anecdotes that pepper the larger story of what a life devoted to leaving the Big Apple and experiencing the world on one's own is actually like. Gross' writing is informed by travel as muse, allowing him to address life's major tropes, from feeding oneself to feeding one's soul, with relatable sensitivity.”Portland Book Review website, 4/30/13 “Part memoir, part travel odyssey and part growing-up storyThis is an introspective book based on Gross's none too glamorous but always interesting travel adventures. Gross writes with detail and realismA satisfying read.”Bookviews blog, May 2013 “Gross is a graceful writer.”