This is from another letter I got:
“I am from Barcelona, Spain, and I am currently living in Toronto, Canada…
“My mom has always felt I’ve needed to get away from home because she did something wrong, like it was her own fault. Although I keep trying to explain to her that is not the case, and it’s just for a love of adventure and travel itself, I feel your book explains everything perfectly, and since she loves reading, I’d love giving it to her… if there was a Spanish edition, since she doesn’t speak English…Laura.”
I’ve been asked at readings what my parents thought of all my traveling. I should ask them. I think it ran the gamut from thinking it was cool (pyramids!) to thinking it was terrifying (ocean crossing!) to wondering what the hell was wrong with me (those three weeks I forgot to call home.)
Incidentally, Laura was reading Wanderlust on a bus, which tickles me.