THE DR. CARL CALENDAR VISITING WRITERS SPRING SERIES presents
Suzanne Roberts is a travel writer, memoirist, and poet who was named “The Next Great Travel Writer” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Her books include the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award-winning Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail, the award-winning memoir in travel essays Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel, a collection of lyrical essays, Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties, and four collections of poetry.
About Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel: “In this collection of essays, Roberts recounts her adventures while traveling mostly solo to 15 countries. Along the way she navigates mishaps both large and small, from a dangerous mudslide in Peru to a tricky romantic entanglement in Greece. Each experience offers a chance to probe her inner ‘bad tourist,’ as she wrestles with issues of privilege, cultural blind spots, and her own insecurities on a journey to self-discovery.”—National Geographic
About Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties: “Animal Bodies is a marvel, a heartbreaking road map of living, loving, and grieving. Roberts bravely recalls the deaths of her alcoholic father, her dear friend, and her mother, a complex force in her life. Here, we read about rape, escape, affairs, and repair. There is wilderness and then, somehow, the clearing… Roberts knows the thin line between grief and joy… the importance of living fully and fighting for freedom without apology.” — Lee Herrick, author of Scar and Flower and Gardening Secrets of the Dead
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