Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana
Stephanie Elizondo Griest
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR 2004 PAPER 416 PAGES
The offbeat memoirs of a native Texan who spent four years as a volunteer in Moscow, a propaganda officer in Beijing, and a belly dancer in Havana. You may have come across Griest's distinctive voice in a collection of Travelers' Tales, where she is a regular contributor. She's young, a witty observer with a way with words, and utterly passionate about travel. This is her first book, as much memoir as travel account, spanning four years and three continents.