Jeremy Leon Hance

Baggage: Confessions of a Globe-Trotting Hypochondriac

$16.95 (Health Communications Inc), Travel memoir, humor

Most travel memoirs are written by superb travelers: people who crave adventure, laugh in the face of danger, and rapidly integrate into foreign cultures. But what about someone who is paranoid about traveler’s diarrhea, incapable of speaking a foreign tongue, and hates not only flying but driving, cycling, motor-biking, and sometimes walking in the full sun?

In Baggage: Confessions of a Globe-Trotting Hypochondriac, award-winning writer Jeremy Hance chronicles his hilarious adventures as he reconciles his traveling career as an environmental journalist with his severe OCD and anxiety. Hance hauls his baggage from the airport and beyond, taking readers to some of the most remote corners of the world, from the jungles of Sumatra to the plains of the Serengeti. As he and his partner soldier through the highs and lows—of altitudes and their relationship—Hance discovers the value of travel, the importance of resilience, and the power of nature.