Honeymoon with my Brother

by Franz Wisner | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9781863255325 Global Overview for this book
Registered by SKingList of New York City, New York USA on 11/27/2007
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by SKingList from New York City, New York USA on Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Purchased from BookCloseouts.com

Journal Entry 2 by SKingList at New York City, New York USA on Monday, June 28, 2010
I remember reading and liking this. No idea why I never journalled it.

Into TheGoalieGirl's travel box it goes.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Now, this is an attention-getting title if I ever saw one {grin}. And the concept - groom jilted at the altar decides to go through with the (pre-paid) honeymoon trip, taking his brother along - is very appealing. So I'm taking this one out of thegoaliegirl's travel bookbox; thanks for sharing! [The acting bookbox journal is 101 Things To Be Thankful For.]

Later: The book turned out to be about half autobiography and half travel-journal, but while I'd hoped for a bit more travel I still enjoyed the combination. Wisner writes well, and even though it was clear from his description of the original wedding plans that he was living at an income level well beyond my own {wry grin}, that didn't remove all sympathy from his predicament. And the way he describes his changing relationship with his brother appealed to me - one's siblings can surprise one...

So the book deals with the ups and downs of romantic relationships, the changes in family relationships, the way in which one may deal with a high-stress career (he was a lobbyist and a press secretary; I learned more about those jobs than I'd expected) - oh, and with travel, which wasn't new to our hero; he recounts his family's six-month sabbatical in New Zealand when he was 12!

From the outset, when his brother gleefully informs him that the in-flight movie is "Runaway Bride" (!), their banter is among the high points of the story, but I also appreciated the lively tone. And by the time they've decided to do a long-term, world-spanning trip, I was hooked; even when they visited places I wasn't that interested in, it was fun to read their experiences, and they hit plenty of spots I'd love to see!

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, September 09, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (9/10/2010 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm adding this book to Donduckandy's HE-MAN bookbox (the theme: books with male names or words in the title). Hope someone enjoys it!

The box will be on its way to its next stop, BCer LaveggioCoffee in New York, as soon as I can get to the post office tomorrow.

Delivery confirmation #: 03082040000083841928

Journal Entry 5 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at Binghamton, New York USA on Tuesday, October 05, 2010
taken out of Donducky's He-Man Bookbox

I love a good adventure story - whether fiction or non.
Adding to my TBR shelf, thanks

Journal Entry 6 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at Binghamton, New York USA on Thursday, January 02, 2014
I really enjoyed this adventure story. A great example of life's unexpected journey.
Warning: this book will inspire travel adventures of your own.

Journal Entry 7 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at Laveggio Roasteria & Espresso Bar OBCZ in Binghamton, New York USA on Thursday, January 02, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (1/2/2014 UTC) at Laveggio Roasteria & Espresso Bar OBCZ in Binghamton, New York USA

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can be found on our OBCZ bookshelf

Journal Entry 8 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at Books About People Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (3/11/2014 UTC) at Books About People Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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sending off in Elizardbreath's Books about People bookbox
Happy Travels

Journal Entry 9 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, March 20, 2014
Pulled out of the Books about People bookbox because the title was just too intriguing to pass up! Adding to the every toppling Mt TBR for now.

Journal Entry 10 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, January 10, 2015
books about people bookbox; Very interesting, but I don't think I could do it! Franz's fiancée breaks the engagement weeks before the wedding. He can't get the $$ back, so they have the reception anyway, sans bride. And (because this is before 9/11), he takes his brother on the honeymoon trip to Costa Rica. They have such a great time, that both quit their jobs, sell their houses and backpack around South America, SE Asia and Africa off and on for two years.

Reserving this for the "H" bookring

Journal Entry 11 by wingNancyNovawing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Saturday, January 31, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (1/31/2015 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Released in the "H" bookbox.

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Journal Entry 12 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Saturday, February 07, 2015
I received this in the mail today in a package of two 'H' books for the 'H' bookring. I am choosing this book to read.

Journal Entry 13 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Saturday, September 12, 2015
The original honeymoon in Costa Rica expands to more than a year of travel all over the world. The book is more than a travel book in that we learn so much about the author's life. He spends a lot of time going over his relationship with the girl who jilted him at the altar. Yet, he still seems clueless as to why the ten-year relationship ended. I found myself bored with the endless partying that seemed to characterize much of the brother's travels. If I were to travel, I would probably not take much of the advice offered to us in this book. For example, I would not completely throw out guide books as he recommends and I would steer clear of places that attract large crowds like festivals and soccer games. These large crowds sounded very unfun to me.

Journal Entry 14 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Sunday, September 13, 2015
This book has been donated to the Bio/Humor VBB organized by JennyC1230.

Released 4 yrs ago (10/16/2015 UTC) at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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This book has been mailed to LovesOU of Carrollton, Texas who requested it from the Bio/Humor VBB.

I hope that you enjoy this book, LovesOU.

Journal Entry 16 by rem_LovesOU at Carrollton, Texas USA on Thursday, October 22, 2015
I HAVE HAD THIS ON MY WISHLIST FOR A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME. THANK YOU FOR SENDING THIS TO ME, TCO.

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