WildLife14 stories. All original. All award-winning.

I just read—and thoroughly enjoyed—Lisa Alpine’s latest collection of “too-true” travel tales. From two-stepping in New Orleans to learning about war from “an attractive, sexy, twenty-years-younger-than-me pain in the ass” Israeli, to accepting a job as nanny for Keith Richards’ children, Lisa’s globe-trotting adventures are wild and comic.

My favorite is Lisa’s story about sniffing, and then licking, one of Monet’s famous water lily paintings in the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris. “Does beauty have a taste? This pageant of floral sirens blooming in the midst of monochromatic winter is intoxicating…. Impulsively, my lips part. My tongue tip snakes toward the water lilies and licks….”  (Do not try this at home.)


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