The Tao of Travel

The Tao of Travel

Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

By Paul Theroux

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Imitation Leather, 9780547336916, 285pp.

Publication Date: May 2011


A philosophical guidebook and collection of insights celebrating the joy of travel, chosen by eminent travel writer Paul Theroux

About the Author
Paul Theroux went to Africa as a teacher in 1963. He ran a school in Malawi, and then taught at Makerere University in Uganda, where he also worked as a journalist, traveling throughout East and Central Africa. He published three novels with African settings Fong and the Indians, Girls at Play, and Jungle Lovers, as well as short stories. He is the author of many other novels and travel books, including Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town (2002).

Praise For The Tao of Travel

A "determinedly personal collection of travel appreciation."
-Kirkus Reviews

A "diverting meditation on passages from his own and other writers' works. [T]he strongest pieces descry a tangible place through a discerning eye and pungent sensibility..."
-Publishers Weekly