Jeff Greenwald: Scratching the Surface Impressions of Planet Earth from Hollywood to Shiraz

I had not known about Jeff Greenwald prior to etting hold of this book by accident This book is a selection of his short travel writing essays over two decades Most of the essays are about his journeys in Asia from Thailand Cambodia India Nepal Iran etc and a few from Mexico and his home San Francisco They were visits done in the 1980s and 1990s prior to 911The essays which appealed to. Jeff Greenwald's four previous books including his best selling Shopping for Buddhas and The Size of the World have taken thousands of readers on journeys from the ruins of Angkor to the California Lottery's Big Spin voyages at once sublime and provocative spiritual and absurd After delays than the Mumbai Chennai Express Jeffs latest offering Scratching the Sur.

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Of the mainstream in the world community One doesn t know if it would have happened had 911 not occurredIn Bhutan he finds one asian nation where conservation and cultural integrity remaining important than profit Still Bhutan allows high end organized controlled tourism for people with moneyHis meeting with Buzz Aldrin on the 30th anniversary of the Moon landing was a mesmerizing exper. Us view of our rapidly evolving world The thirty one tales in Scratching the Surface span the lobe from the jungles of Nepal to a solar eclipse in the skies above Iran; from an electric bath in Tokyo to moonwalker Buzz Aldrin's Beverly Hills flat Nearly all of these stories have previously appeared in print but most will be unfamiliar to even his most loyal fa.

Me were some of the followingThe essay Union of the Sun and the Moon where Greenwald oes to the historic Iranian cities of Esfahan and Shiraz to observe the rare total solar eclipse in 1999 He finds Iran as one of the most hospitable countries on earth and the people welcoming Americans on the Eclipse expedition warmly He predicts in 1999 there that in five years time Iran will be part. Face Impressions of Planet Earth from Hollywood to Shiraz is finally available as a limited edition paperback Here is the best of Greenwald's 20 year travel writing career hand picked from two decades of open eyed dispatches Spanning oceans continents and the uantum leap from the Smith Corona to the Cybercafé these stories provide an illuminating often hilario.

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