The essays in this collection come in two varieties:
1. A woman (or women) face a physical challenge such as running river rapids in
2. A woman (or women) face a mental challenge such as missing the bus in
I cannot imagine a more formulaic batch of essays than the ones in this volume. Skip the book and just make one up for yourself (choose one item from each set of parentheses):
“A woman who has recently (undergone a divorce/ survived breast cancer/ left her career as a management consultant) decides to travel alone to (
If these essays are the best women’s travel writing of 2006, then all I can say is that 2006 was a bad year for travel writing.
(Book 8, 2006)