Titel: Learning to Float: The Journey of a Woman, a...
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Feeling single though technically dating two boyfriends, 33-year-old Lili Wright decided to take off by herself, far away from New York and the relationships crowding her life. Troubled by pressure to settle down, she hoped a coastal road trip from Maine to Florida would help answer the question "What is love?" Chaperoned by her ex-boyfriend's dog, Brando, Lili motored down America's East Coast to revisit the sites where she first felt love, Nantucket, where she met Rawl the hippie waiter; Greenwich, where she nearly became a wife; New Jersey, where she went with a contented drifter. Driving along the ocean-side, picking up nuggets of wisdom from the coastal folk, what she really discovered over the next 1500 miles was that the biggest lessons in love are the hardest to find.From the Inside Flap:
Lili Wright is a thirty-something woman on the emotional lam. Faced with a choice between two men--Stuart, the steady veterinarian, and Peter, the dreamy writer--she climbs into her car and leaves them both behind.
With only a borrowed dog named Brando for company and a map of twelve states in her pocket, Lili sets out on a road trip, hoping that by setting herself in motion she will find a way to settle down. Charting a course from Cadillac Mountain in Maine to the faded glory of Key West, Florida, she camps out on beaches and crashes on couches, in sketchy motels and even in a cop's trailer. She travels not only south, but also back in time, trying to figure out why previous relationships with a Nantucket waiter, a French tennis clown, a Utah ski bum, and others flared and fizzled.
Along the way, Lili meets a string of unlikely gurus, including a well-worn shrimper, a vegan astrologer, and even a woman who marries herself. These and other unassuming strangers offer offbeat wisdom and guidance as Lili struggles to understand the nature of love, the voodoo of sex, and how couples can settle down without settling for. Between adventures, Lili tackles tough questions: Why does everything love touches turn risky? Does staying with the same person mean staying the same? Where does love come from, and where does it go? By journey's end, this restless traveler begins to see how she can share her life with just one other person, and how love, like water, can make a body float.
Lili Wright's engaging memoir from the road updates the tradition of the picaresque traveler's tale. With unflinching honesty and refreshing wit, she captures the torn emotions, comic misfires, and inevitabletrade-offs felt by young people everywhere.
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