Educating Alice

Educating Alice

Adventures of A Curious Woman

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This funny and tender book combines three of Alice Steinbach's greatest passions: learning, traveling, and writing. After chronicling her European journey of self-discovery in Without Reservations , this Pulitzer Prize--winning columnist for the Baltimore Sun quit her job and left home again. This time she roamed the world, taking lessons and courses in such things as French cooking in Paris, Border collie training in Scotland, traditional Japanese arts in Kyoto, and architecture and art in Havana. With warmth and wit, Steinbach guides us through the pleasures and perils of discovering how to be a student again. She also learns the true value of this second chance at educating herself: the opportunity to connect with and learn from the people she meets along the way.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780812973600
Branch Call Number: 070.92 Stein
Characteristics: xiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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ChristchurchLib Oct 18, 2016

In Without Reservations, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alice Steinbach chronicled taking a leave of absence from the Baltimore Sun to travel and learn about herself. Several years later, she completely quit her job and set off again. In Educating Alice, she enrolls in a French cooking class in Paris, attends border collie training in Scotland, learns traditional Japanese arts in Kyoto, studies art and architecture in Havana, and more, while meeting a wide range of interesting people along the way. With vividly depicted settings and keen observations and insights, this memoir is a charming delight.

Barbarajean Nov 06, 2013

I loved this book. The writing is wonderful. If you are an armchair traveller this is the book for you. I especially enjoyed her piece on taking cooking lessons at the Ritz Hotel in Paris.

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