The Distance Between: A Travel Memoir


From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Kindness of Strangers…In his most personal book yet, lifelong vagabond Mike McIntyre invites readers into his little corner of the world–a corner that is always moving. As a young man, McIntyre careened around the globe to escape boredom, bad jobs and a broken heart. With a bit of age and wisdom, however, he journeyed the world to seek out captivating characters, unforgettable experiences and valuable life lessons. In this collection of forty-six stories from twenty countries–including such far-flung locales as Guatemala, Hungary, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, China and the United States–McIntyre traverses the distance between traveling to escape and traveling to encounter. Humorous, heartfelt and unflinchingly honest, The Distance Between explores McIntyre’s three decades of wanderlust, and once again affirms why the Los Angeles Times declares him “a superb writer.”