Picture a hard working young man, climbing his way through a successful political fund raising company. His off and on again girlfriend is definitely on as his fiancé. They’ll be married in the spring at beautiful Sea Ranch, California. All the rooms are reserved and the guest list is finalized with friends coming overseas. Then, the wedding is called off. The bride to be can’t do it. What’s a guy to do? Well, for Franz Wisner, the answer is to take the non-refundable honeymoon. With his brother. Wisner’s memoir, Honeymoon with My Brother published in 2005, recounts the process Wisner went through after his called-off wedding, ultimately deciding to reconnect with the brother he’d barely spoken to in 10 years. After the brothers’ vacation the two returned home, but Franz’s job suddenly wasn’t so secure. There was a newfound wanderlust so Franz and his brother decided to put their lives on hold in the United States and travel Europe, Scandinavia, Africa and more. After two years the two returned home and Wisner began his memoir. Equal parts funny and touching, this book will certainly keep you glued to the pages from country to country.
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Honeymoon with my Brother by Franz Wisner
ISBN: 0312340842, 274 pages