A 20-something’s first memoir about a whirlwind relationship with an eccentric teacher who t k her for a three-week luggageless trip in Europe

A 20-something’s first memoir about a whirlwind relationship with an eccentric teacher who t k her for a three-week luggageless trip in Europe

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A MINIMALIST TALE OF LOVE AND WANDERING

Austin, Texas–based journalist Bensen was just dealing with a psychological breakdown when she met Jeff, a divorced environmental science professor by having a “larger than life” personality, on OkCupid . Just four weeks to their free-spirited, “definition-free dating,” Jeff asked Bensen to become listed on him without baggage on a adventure that is european. To her own surprise, the normally bashful and retiring Bensen immediately consented. They started their test in unencumbered travel which involved mostly unplanned wandering by and then couch surfing at night in the homes of people they connected with online in Turkey day. Than she had bargained for about the nature of their relationship, which both had initially agreed would remain open as they drifted from Istanbul to Izmir and then into Greece, Bensen began thinking more deeply. Jeff “was a pendulum undulating straight back and forth between freedom and desire,” on the spectrum his “swings” defined while she was still trying to find herself. When Jeff began a harmless flirtation with a woman for a bus to Sarajevo, Bensen realized that her connection to the free-wheeling teacher had grown far more powerful than an uncommitted relationship is able to accommodate. 继续阅读“A 20-something’s first memoir about a whirlwind relationship with an eccentric teacher who t k her for a three-week luggageless trip in Europe”