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Now in paperback, the author of WITHOUT RESERVATIONS shares another unforgettable journey, from cooking at the Ritz in Paris and dancing in Havana to discovering the secrets of the geisha in Kyoto.

When Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Alice Steinbach decided to take a year off to explore Europe and rediscover what it was like to be an independent woman, she left her job, family, friends and routine behind. The result, WITHOUT RESERVATIONS, became a bestseller and inspired women everywhere to take that leap, if not in reality, at least in their imaginations. But having opened the door to a new way of living, Steinbach found herself unwilling to return to the old routine. She quit her job and left home again, only this time her objective was to find a way to combine three of her greatest passions: travelling, writing and learning. EDUCATING ALICE is the intimate, funny and richly entertaining story of her adventures roaming the world to conquer new challenges, large and small. Whether she is learning how to cook at the Hotel Ritz in Paris, tackling the intricacies of traditional Japanese arts in Kyoto, making a pilgrimage to Jane Austen's birthplace in England, uncovering the secrets of border collie training in Scotland or surrendering to the spontaneous joy of music and memories in Havana, Steinbach allows you to relish the adventure with her.

Formats & editions

  • Educating Alice
    Alice Steinbach

    Trade Paperback


    April 3, 2006

    Bantam Australia

    304 pages

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