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Odyssey to Myself: World Travel Guide and Memoir (Anglais) Broché – 9 août 2014
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Présentation de l'éditeur
Travel to Morocco, Italy, Panama, and Chile Take a trip to Casablanca and Marrakesh, Tuscany and Venice, Bocas del Toro and Panama City, and Santiago, Chile Odyssey to Myself takes the reader on trips to Morocco, Italy, Panama, Chile, and down Route 66 in the United States. The compilation of essays serve as travel guides to the places the author visited and follow the internal odyssey of the author as she discovers her place in the world. Take a trip to Casablanca, Marrakesh, Tuscany, Bocas del Toro, and Santiago as P.C. Zick writes about her experiences traveling outside the confines of her small world. Observations about life and culture bring to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the ancient alleyways of Fes, the masters of Italy, and the strategic location of Panama. The people of Morocco, Italy, Panama, and Chile come to life through the experiences of the author as she absorbs the cultures so different from her own. From Odyssey to Myself: "Traveling removes us from our small safe environment and thrusts out into the world. When I travel, I realize what a tiny ripple my life is in the ocean's constant waves. A few months ago, I had to endure a full body MRI that lasted more than two hours. I almost swooned when the nurse told me how long I'd be in that long encompassing tunnel. She recommended I remain awake because if I moved after falling asleep, they’d have to pull me out and begin again. I did not want that to happen. My brain fought against any touch of claustrophobia as they closed me in the tube and sent me inside the machine. I frantically searched through the files in my brain. With a little prayer for help, I went into the tube and decided to travel in my memories back to the most important trips of my life. The first trip I remembered was my visit to Morocco in 2004. I knew it was a watershed year as many things had been happening in my life, and I went on the trip to heal and find direction. I began with my arrival in Casablanca in the early morning hours after flying all night from New York City. It came back so vividly I could even smell and feel the air of my travels during a magical two weeks. Then I started on Italy from 2005, where my daughter and I went for a month to celebrate her graduation from college. I'd only gotten through the first two days when I heard a voice say they were pulling me out of the tunnel. I cursed silently, thinking I must have moved as I remembered walking the streets of Milan and marveling at all the beautiful shoes. "You were a great patient," the nurse said. "It didn't take quite two hours, but almost. You’re done." That's the beauty of travel. It removes us from our world into a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, noises, and textures. This book explores some of those experiences as I embarked on an odyssey to find myself during one of the darkest decades of my life."
Biographie de l'auteur
P.C. Zick began her writing career in 1998 as a journalist. She's won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction. She describes herself as a "storyteller" no matter the genre. She's published five works of fiction and two nonfiction books. She was born in Michigan and moved to Florida in 1980. She finds the stories of Florida and its people and environment a rich base for her storytelling platform. Florida's quirky and abundant wildlife - both human and animal - supply her fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable. Her writing contains the elements most dear to her heart, ranging from love to the environment. In her novels, she advances the cause for wildlife conservation and energy conservation. She believes in living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion. "This is one of the most exciting times to be an author," Ms. Zick says. "I'm honored to be a part of the revolution in writing and publishing."
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Maria Catalina Egan
Genuine, Entertaining and Personable. A most enjoyable read.
28 avril 2015 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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ODYSSEY to Myself is a beautifully written book. So much more than a world travel guide and a memoir. P.C. Zick gives just the right amount of history and detail to make us remember places we have visited and long for those we have not. The candor in which she exposes her life is admirable and there is a beautiful feeling of camaraderie I felt as I flipped each page. The story is genuine, entertaining and so very well written. Some of the places are on my wish list others I have visited and enjoyed, but at very different stages in life than the author, so personable and open, whether you usually read memoirs or not this is a most enjoyable read.
This is a perfect travel book to read on the road or flight ...
21 août 2014 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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When I received this book I have to admit I did not know what to expect because of the fact I never read travel or essay books. I am a fan of P.C Zick though and when I read her books I am swept away in her story telling. Her own life story is as exciting and full of heartbreaks as her novels. I now understand why she writes as she does. Part of her own story is between the lines. She took me by her side and I was traveling the streets of Casablanca or attending a Moroccan henna party. This is a perfect travel book to read on the road or flight or on a beach. There are numerous essays. P.C Zick gives thorough accounts of her travels and experiences in the numerous countries she has traveled and how their cultures are so different from ours.