GERALDINE DeRUITER at Town Hall
Co-presented with TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE.
The author of the popular blog, The Everywhereist, tells the story of how getting cut loose from work - as in laid off - helped set her on a course to see the world, which she writes of with verve in All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft (Public Affairs).
"Getting laid off from a job she adored opened the door to the blogosphere for DeRuiter, as she explains this irreverent, yet warm-hearted memoir. Readers of her blog the Everywhereist will be familiar with the author's style of using her personality quirks and health issues as the foundation for her conversation with the reader and revelations on life … Her intimate memoir chronicles her adventures during the seven years she spent crisscrossing the globe, learning to understand and accept quirky family members. The author delves into her relationship with a workaholic-but-loving husband and a serious health crisis. DeRuiter's memoir is a light-hearted look at travel and learning to live life to the fullest each day, even if you not quite sure where you are going." —Publishers Weekly.