Book Review – Travel Light, Move Fast

Travel Light, Move Fast

A memoir nab from my library’s Book Bingo event where I seriously brought home the book bacon, this next one was fun!

Book 48:
Travel Light, Move Fast
by Alexandra Fuller

Memoir, Cultural

August 2019

Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, Travel Light, Move Fast is a collection of reflective stories from Alexandra Fuller’s time with her parents in the wake of her father’s death. Having never lived a conventional lifestyle, the Fullers lived in 20+ locations (most in Africa) in the duration of Alexandra’s childhood, moving for various reasons and experiencing a whole gamut of cultures.

Favorite Quote(s):

“‘Make a plan,’ Dad always said. ‘And if that doesn’t work, make another one and if that doesn’t work, you’re probably the problem.'”

“Anyone who wants to start a war should have to spend the night in a hospital with the boys who come back from it.”

– Alexandra Fuller, Travel Light, Move Fast

Awards (based upon my brief research):
None yet.


My Overall Rating:
3 – This one was hard for me to rate. There were moments I was literally laughing out loud – moments when I had to go back and read portions out loud to my husband because they were so funny. The writing was done well. I think she probably portrayed the “characters” very accurately given the amount of transparency she appeared to utilize. But as a whole, there wasn’t much story to it – it felt mostly like a nice tribute to Alexandra’s parents.

It’s short, and the funny parts were worth it, but I can’t say it was an above-average memoir.

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