One of our 2014 trips will be along the Camino de Santiago, so we thought this book might be fun to read in preparation:
I’m Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago
by Hape Kerkeling, Shelley Frisch (Translator)
A review on Amazon.com describes the author as “one of Germany’s most beloved celebrities, a cross between Bill Bryson and Paulo Coelho.” The book chronicles Kerkeling’s pilgrimage along the famous route.
Publishers Weekly says: “Encounters with other pilgrims enliven this travel account, especially the two English-speaking ladies who accompanied him toward the end; as they approached Santiago, they all felt emotionally uplifted. While the author is better known in Germany and his antics somewhat lost in translation, his emotionally probing narrative develops depth and a touching sincerity.”
We plan to meet and discuss this book near the end of June.