Books

img-thing-001The Crimson Sofa: Travels through the Arabic Language (working title)
Spring 2015, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Travelogue meets textbook. What happens in the Middle East besides the politics. Thrilling confessions. Many gifts. Why learning Arabic can sometimes feel like such a hopeless task, and why it’s worth it.

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ffcoverForking Fantastic! Put the Party Back in Dinner Party, with Tamara Reynolds
Gotham, 2009

Centerpieces, place cards, matching plates–screw ‘em. All you need to have a good dinner party is a little attitude. This cookbook documents our Sunday Night Dinners and provides full menus for beginners, intermediates, crazy people and even vegetarians.

Order the book, certainly the only one so far to use the phrase “like potluck, but for your ass,” at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders or Indie Bound, or direct from us (signed, sealed, delivered) at www.forkingfantastic.com. Fork yeah.

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In addition, I have written or contributed to more than a dozen travel guides. These are the titles I work on every edition:

Moon Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque
3rd edition, April 2012

Detailed recommendations for eating, sleeping, sightseeing and recreation in New Mexico’s most visited cities, with suggestions for day and overnight hikes as well as day drives to Abiquiu, Los Alamos, the Enchanted Circle, the Turquoise Trail, Jemez and Acoma Pueblo.

*Features an update blog for major changes, closures and more–visit it at www.moonsantafe.com.

Buy from Amazon.com

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The Rough Guide to Cancun & the Yucatan
3rd edition, August 2011
with John Fisher

Covers Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and the Maya regions of Tabasco and Chiapas, with detailed information on beaches, colonial cities (Campeche , Merida and more), and Maya ruins from Chichen Itza and Palenque to remote Calakmul.

*Features an update blog for major changes, closures and more–visit it at www.roughguideyucatan.com.

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Moon New Mexico
2nd edition, March 2011

Complete coverage of the Land of Enchantment, from the big cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe out to more remote attractions like Chaco Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns and The Lightning Field–with stops at odder spots like Truth or Consequences and Pie Town along the way.

*Features an update blog for major changes, closures and more–visit it at www.moonnewmexico.com.

Buy from Amazon.com

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Also:

Lonely Planet Egypt, 11th edition, July 2012

Lonely Planet Amsterdam Encounter, 2nd edition, November 2010

Lonely Planet Andalucia, 6th edition, February 2010

Cancun & Cozumel Directions (Rough Guides), 2nd edition, September 2008

The Rough Guide to New York City, 10th edition, February 2007

Moon Metro Amsterdam, 1st edition, January 2003