We all have baggage. But Jeremy Hance hit the genetic jackpot. When he was 10, his mother had a “breakdown,” spending months on the couch on suicide watch. Like his father before him, Hance developed depression, anxiety, and eventually OCD. Despite the noises in his head, his love of travel and his work as an environmental reporter beckoned him to the vanishing jungles of Sumatra and the turtle-filled coastline of Suriname. Baggage chronicles his hilarious, heartfelt adventures traveling the globe with severe OCD and anxiety as his trusted companions…What could possibly go wrong?
“Everyone who travels has had jitters about things that could go wrong because, well, they can. Maybe you love to travel, but it still makes you nervous. Maybe you are still too nervous to travel. The world-hopping writer Jeremy Hance has written this perfect book to show you that you’re not alone in your travel fears, that there are ways to get over it before it gets over you—and that in the end a lot of what we fear is pretty damn funny. Read. Laugh. Breathe.”– Carl Safina, Bestselling Author of Becoming Wild; How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace