12,000 Miles in the Nick of Time: A Semi-Dysfunctional Family Circumnavigates the Globe

Miles in the Nick of Time A Semi Dysfunctional Family Circumnavigates the Globe Miles in the Nick of Time is about traveling quick over a great distance in the midst of a crisis in this case an emergency of the heart Author Mark Jacobson and his wife Nancy Bray Cardozo d

  • Title: 12,000 Miles in the Nick of Time: A Semi-Dysfunctional Family Circumnavigates the Globe
  • Author: Mark Jacobson
  • ISBN: 9780802141385
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • 12000 Miles in the Nick of Time is about traveling quick over a great distance in the midst of a crisis in this case, an emergency of the heart Author Mark Jacobson and his wife, Nancy Bray Cardozo, decided that their family the three kids and two parents had reached a mutual moment of decision Things were tense in the house Their precocious, darling oldest daughter12000 Miles in the Nick of Time is about traveling quick over a great distance in the midst of a crisis in this case, an emergency of the heart Author Mark Jacobson and his wife, Nancy Bray Cardozo, decided that their family the three kids and two parents had reached a mutual moment of decision Things were tense in the house Their precocious, darling oldest daughter Rae was raging through teenagehood, staying out late, flunking out of school The other two, Rosalie and Billy, teenagers in training, were spending way too much time in front of the TV This desultory equation, the parents thought, in their admittedly slapdash way, could only be changed by the introduction of something radical, something big The World was big The World was radical The World would get everyone s attention To the World they would go, and too bad about the cries and whines of der kinder It would be FOR THEIR OWN GOOD So they went, on their particular baedeker, a journey into what the parents surmised would constitute a touch of The Real Thailand, Cambodia, India dementedly, the parents actually believed the kids would really like Varanasi, where Hindu pilgrims bring the bodies of their dead relatives to burned on massive pyres, the ashes tossed into the River Ganges , Nepal, the deserts of Jordan, Cairo, the soon to be seething streets of Jerusalem, and eventually Paris and London.12,000 Miles should inspire wanderlust in all those who ever have taken any sort of a journey, or even contemplated one, but this isn t really a travel book It s not even an adventure travel book, though the Jacobsons certainly had some harrowing and mind blowing encounters during their three months abroad 12,000 Miles is about another kind of travel, about remembering who your family is and how you all got that way It is about journeying through the often impersonal, frightening, dangerous universe with the people who, for better or worse, share your DNA, experiences, memories, and dreams It is about the spaces that exist in between you and the people you love, how they sometimes grow too great, and how distances can be closed, simply by reaching out and taking the time to look at each other, sometimes in the most remote of locales This is the story of an American family.A family comedy reminiscent of The Osbournes, Jacobson s odyssey is also a wider journey A story about parenting stretching across generations, an expedition into the minds of five family members as they make their way through a succession of cramped cars, 17 hour train rides, seemingly endless walks through teeming metropolises and one bowl of curry.Fueled by Jacobson s trademark mix of candor and sincerity and by his own daughter Rae s commentary, who has her say in a Talkback section 12,000 Miles in the Nick of Time is a rollicking journey across the globe and a sincere attempt for Jacobson to make sense of his own existential position as The Dad.

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    1. I loved reading this book about two parents who took 3 independent children, two girls ages 16 and 12, and a boy, 9, for a low-budget trip around the world. The story begins with an unforgettable boat trip on the Ganges River then follows the family's travels to Bangkok then Cambodia, where they learned a lot about the Holocaust brought on by Pol Pot. Next stop was Nepal and then back to India, where they visited the Taj Majal and then the city of Delhi. From there they flew to Jordan to visit t [...]

    2. When I received this book as a Christmas gift, I thought I had read it before. But a search of my previously read books logged into this site turned up a different book about a family traveling the world together. (That book was "One Year Off" by Cohen.I read it in 2009.)This recently read book was more interesting and better written. The family dynamics were between 2 teens, 1 preteen and the parents. The viewpoints of the kids were often discussed; the oldest girl even wrote a chapter or two. [...]

    3. Not what I expected but good! The author & his wife take their three kids (teenage goth daughter, egghead 12-year old daughter and 9-year-old video game-obsessed son) on a trip around the world to promote family togetherness. These parents don't believe in sheltering their kids from the world so they went to places like the Burning Ghat on the Ganges River in India and watched corpses burn (& discovered that if Indian families can't afford enough wood for the funeral pyre, well, the corp [...]

    4. This book was as much about being a parent (especially of teenagers) as it was about travel. The author took a 3 month journey with his wife and three children (ranging in age from nine to sixteen. They flew from their home in Brooklyn to Thailand and from there traveled to Cambodia, India, Nepal, Jordan, Egypt, Paris and London. The author's ruminations on time, parenting, travel, and aging are nicely balanced with stories about the family's experiences. This is decidedly not a typical travelog [...]

    5. While the travel tales of a man, his wife, and three teen children made for an introspective, culturally diverse experience, it was certainly not "hilarious" as the cover announced. Worthwhile nonetheless for the views of some rather outlandish tourist sites. Angor Wat, Katmandu, Varanasi, Jerusalem. Hoping to take his children from their own self-centered existence and bring them closer, Jacobson takes them to sites of some of the atrocities of the world. Leaves it to the reader to determine it [...]

    6. This isn't a book that I would typically pick up and read, but it suddenly appeared on my living room floor. Seriously. I need to ask my bf where it came from. Either it was found on the street or in the lost in found at the bar he works at. My bet the street. Nonetheless, it kept me entertained during the evening this week. I guess because it's about traveling and a lot takes place in se asia and I'm about to go on a camping adventure myself. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be -- it has [...]

    7. Fascinating travel adventures of family of 5 around The World. Not your typical family vacation. Inspired me to create more memories with my own children, but definitely not in Cambodia.pp269May 2005

    8. The first book i read when Zeb was born and it was perfect, a father's look at his family as they traveled the world. Reflective, thoughtful, and poetic. And a good travel book for the summer. Found a proof of it in the laundry room.

    9. Did not finish this one. Found the viewpoint off-putting and wanted to hear more about their travels. So clearly not a travel writer.

    10. sometimes hilarious, sometimes annoying - but you could tell this guy really was trying to know his family, or his kids, anyways.

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