The story of a Brooklyn-born poetry PhD who moves west and finds her mojo, “GETTING NAKED FOR MONEY: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All“ is an humorous memoir that’s also inspirational – especially for late starters.
When she was approaching middle age, Edie Jarolim took a brave step: She quit her job in travel publishing, left her hometown of New York City, and moved to Tucson, Arizona, to become a writer. This book proves it was a smart move. Her wickedly funny prose spares no one she encounters, least of all herself – or the travel industry.
[GETTING NAKED] is named for, and includes the story of, an assignment by a woman’s magazine to go to a nudist resort, undercover – and uncovered. Edie isn’t a typical travel journalist. She has no sense of direction, is afraid of heights, and is a klutz. She also had a phobia of driving, which she overcame.
Edie will talk about the not-so glamorous life of a travel writer and give readings from her book at Barnes & Noble at NMSU. Her dog—yes, she is bringing a spokesdog, Madeleine—will look cute and accept treats.
- For more about the book, see http://www.ediejarolim.com/books/getting-naked-money-travel-writer/
- For more about the Author and Her Dog Book Tour, see http://willmydoghateme.com/the-author-and-her-dog-book-tour
- Getting Naked for Money is available in Kindle and paperback on Amazon.com
- For a press kit, with author photos, bio, cover photos, Q & A, and excerpts, see bit.ly/2dUSqGh
Barnes & Noble at NMSU | Friday, June 16th | 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Edie Jarolim earned her Ph.D. in English and American literature from NYU and worked as a guidebook editor at Frommer’s, Rough Guides, and Fodor’s before moving to Arizona to become a freelance writer (or, as her mother might have put it, “You left your good job in New York to go where? To do what?”). She is the author of three travel guides, Frommer’s San Antonio and Austin, The Complete Idiot’s Travel Guide to Mexico’s Beach Resorts, and Arizona for Dummies, and one dog guide, Am I Boring My Dog? And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew. Her articles have appeared in publications ranging from Brides and Sunset to The New York Times Book Review, National Geographic Traveler and The Wall Street Journal. She created three blogs, Will My Dog Hate Me, focusing on all things canine; Freud’s Butcher, devoted to genealogy, psychology, and meat; and EdieJarolim.com, primarily dedicated to discussing writing and publishing, but likely to go off on weird tangents (that’s true of all the blogs, come to think of it). She currently spends most of her time in Tucson, where she is best known as a dining reviewer, but her terrier mix, Madeleine, is showing signs of restlessness.