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Posted on Apr 11, 2012 in Author Events, New at Hill's Kitchen

Book Signing with Doug Mack – Friday, April 20th, 6:30pm

Join author Doug Mack at Hill’s Kitchen on April 20th for an evening of hilarity and wanderlust as he reads from his new travel memoir, Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide (Perigee Books/Penguin).
WHEN: April 20th, 6:30pm
WHERE: Hill’s Kitchen, 713 D Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 (Map)

ABOUT THE BOOK: When Doug Mack picked up a 1963 edition of Europe on Five Dollars a Day, he stumbled on an inspired idea: to boldly go where millions have gone before, relying only on the advice of a travel guide that’s nearly a half century out-of-date. Add to the mix his mother’s much-documented grand tour through Europe in the late 1960s, and the result is a funny and fascinating journey into a new (old) world, and a disarming look at the ways the classic tourist experience has changed- and has not-in the last generation.

After a whirlwind adventure spanning eight countries–and costing way more than five dollars a day–Mack’s endearing account is part time travel, part paean to Arthur Frommer’s much-loved guide, and a celebration of the modern traveler’s grand (and not-so-grand) tour.

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