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Love & Vodka

Fox, R.J. Book - 2016 947.7 Fo None on shelf 1 request on 2 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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"If you've ever done something crazy in the name of love, R.J. Fox's adventures in the Ukraine will strike a chord."--Davy Rothbart.
"Bobby is over the moon after sharing a bike on the E.T. ride at Universal Studios with Katya. Join our intrepid crusader as he takes a leap of faith{u2014}traveling from comfortable have-a-nice day {u2026} and have-a-warm-shower suburban Detroit to Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, the former center of Cold War Soviet missile production. And unbeknownst to anyone but himself, he{u2019}s bringing an engagement ring! Experience life in a city that, until the mid-1980s, was closed to foreign visitors. R.J. Fox{u2019}s humorous, poignant, and memorable expedition is punctuated by a colorful cast of characters, adventures, and cultural mishaps and misunderstandings{u2014}from irate babushka women to hard-drinking uncles. Lesser mortals might have phoned home to be rescued. Armchair travelers and romantics{u2014}you will find yourself both schooled in hard knocks and heartened to have shared in the unforgettable experience of Love & Vodka! Za vashe zdorovie! Love & Vodka is a unique hybrid of travel memoir and love story that seamlessly blends outlandish humor, cultural insight and a steady stream of romance. Anyone who has traveled abroad or is considering traveling will certainly connect to this book. The same can be said for anyone who is experiencing new love or pining for a love of their own. Love & Vodka is a faithful reminder that there is someone out there for everyone. The world is large and rife with potential; one just needs to be willing to take a gamble and explore the possibilities that exist." --


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Awesome submitted by Writingreader on June 26, 2016, 1:39am This book is amazing. Once you pick it up you are unable to put it down. You learn all about his adventures in Ukraine with a mix of comedy, drama and bit of crazy. You get to see another world through his eyes and see the differences he sees. If you like David Sedaris this is a great book to check out. I highly recommend it.

Didn't expect so much whining submitted by bookher on July 13, 2017, 9:19am I read this book because it was selected for my book club and initially was excited to read it because it's a local author and it sounded funny, romantic and interesting. Though, each chapter I kept thinking, "ok, maybe the next chapter will get better" but it just got exhausting listening to this guy whine and complain about how different Ukraine is from the US. Though, I guess that was the point of the book... to point out the differences but I just had to force myself to finish it.

Love & Vodka submitted by libbyk on June 24, 2020, 4:46pm It is a book you regret you've finished 'cause you are going to miss them all ...

Love and vodka submitted by laverne jackson barker on July 5, 2024, 2:45pm I screened this book in the film that was released. I think last year at Cinetopia this year and I think they did a great job turning this book into a film.

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Ann Arbor, MI: Fish Out of Water Books, c2016.
Year Published: 2016
Description: 272 pages ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Romance fiction -- Humor.
Manners and customs.
Ukraine -- Social life and customs.
Ukraine -- Civilization.
Ukraine -- History.
Dnipropetrovs╩╣k (Ukraine)