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Edie Jarolim

About Edie Jarolim

Edie Jarolim, who has written extensively about travel, food, and pets, has reviewed books about pets and travel for A Traveler's Library. She currently publishes the blog Freud's Butcher about the life of her family in Vienna pre-World War II.

Steinbeck Classic Launches Pet Travel Book Club

Pet Travel Thursday

Destination: The American Road Trip

Book: Travels With Charley, In Search of America by John Steinbeck

By Edie Jarolim

John Steinbeck and Charley

John Steinbeck and Charley

Woe to the author who becomes a classic, especially one who has been awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature. The uninitiated reader — or the one who only knows the books assigned in high school — is likely to suspect that the author’s works are going to be Good For You, and therefore not much fun. Continue reading

Travel: A Romance for Dog Lovers


Destination: Collelungo, Umbria, Italy

Book: NEW Marcus of Umbria: What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love by Justine van der

Leun (June 2010)

GUEST POST by Edie Jarolim

First, an admission: I rarely read travel memoirs by living writers.   Continue reading