A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem
Praise For The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem…
“One of the best-written travel memoirs...this book spins a compelling yarn, linking six varied experiences into a cohesive narrative. Recommended for anyone who has been, or is interested in becoming, a ‘voluntourist.’ ” — Library Journal
“Readers of this unique travel memoir will undoubtedly be inspired to take a voluntour of their own, and the author includes helpful tips on how to do just that.” — Booklist
“A solid introduction to the world of volunteer tourism and a pleasant diversion for those who don’t mind a wandering road.” — Kirkus Reviews
“In his sincere and subtly written memoir, Budd gracefully--and often humorously--records how he changes ‘emotionally, physically, spiritually’ as he travels to work with ‘people with real problems and different perspectives.’” — Publishers Weekly
“Heart-warming...tempered with exactly the right amount of acerbic wit...Unless you’re comfortable laughing loudly in publis, you don’t want to read this on your daily commute.” — Vertge Magazine
“For those of you who haven’t read Ken’s book yet, get your copy NOW! It’s really that good.” — Jae-Ha Kim, syndicated travel columnist, Chicago Tribune
“Funny, touching, insightful and compelling.” — The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy
“Lively...Entertaining...The author’s intelligence and autobiographical honesty engage the reader...Budd is a skilled writer with a good ear for dialogue.” — PerceptiveTravel.com
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780061946462, 464pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
About the Author
Ken Budd has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Smithsonian, and many more. His work appears in the 2020 edition of The Best American Travel Writing. Ken lives in Burke, Virginia, near Washington, D.C.