I get many letters about “Wanderlust” from twenty-somethings, and they always mean a lot to me. But this is the first from someone in her seventies, so I find it very interesting. And I like the fact that she stumbled upon the book near one of my old haunts. From K in Paris:
Last week I found “Wanderlust” on a bookshelf in a former embassy apartment on the Rue de l’Universite in Paris. It gave an unexpected edge to my trip and now my travel companion is captivated with your adventures. Her text this morning: “I was up with Wanderlust late into the night. Her experience in Yemen! RUN!”
Seventy-something women identify with the idea of seeking thirst, not water. And we struggle to find what you have: a true voice and the capacity to make decisions beyond the influence of lovers/husbands and parents, alive or dead.