The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (The Best American Series ®) (Paperback)

By Jason Wilson (Editor), Frances Mayes (Editor)

Mariner Books, 9780618118809, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2002

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The Best American Travel Writing 2002 is edited by Frances Mayes, the author of Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany and the master of “running away to live in the place of one’s dreams” (Los Angeles Times). Giving new life to armchair travel for 2002 are David Sedaris on God and airports, Kate Wheeler on a most dangerous Bolivian festival, André Aciman on the eternal pleasures of Rome, and many more.

About the Author

JASON WILSON is the author of Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine and Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits. He writes regularly for the Washington Post and the New York Times. Wilson has been the series editor of The Best American Travel Writing since its inception in 2000. His work can be found at

Frances Mayes is the author of the best-selling Under the Tucsan Sun and Bella Tuscany. She and her husband divide their time between their homes in San Rafael, California, and Cortona, Italy.

Praise For The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (The Best American Series ®)

"It's a captivating literary anthology that can be enjoyed on location or in the oft-mentioned armchair." Publishers Weekly