By Eve Brown-Waite
In this laugh-out-loud humorous memoir, a pampered urban lady falls head over little-black-heels in love with a Peace Corps poster boy and follows him—literally—to the ends of the earth.
Eve Brown consistently concept she could subscribe to the Peace Corps sometime, even though she secretly apprehensive approximately lifestyles with no sushi, frothy espresso beverages, and air con. yet with collage degree in hand, it was once time to place up or close up. So with a few ambivalence she arrives on the Peace Corps office—sporting her most sensible safari stylish dresses —to casually investigate the stairs one may perhaps take if one have been to turn into an international humanitarian, à los angeles Angelina Jolie. but if Eve meets John, her rushing younger Peace Corps recruiter, all her ambivalence flies out the window. She completely must sign up for the Peace Corps—and win John's middle within the procedure. Off to Ecuador she is going and—after a yr within the jungle - again to the States she runs, vowing to stick inside effortless succeed in of a decaf cappuccino for the remainder of her days.
But existence had different plans. simply as she's getting reacquainted with the fun of loo paper, John will get a role with CARE, and Eve needs to come to a decision if she’s up for all times in one other third-world outpost. sooner than you could say, "pass the malaria prophylaxis," the couple heads off to Uganda, and the joys fairly begins—if you can still name having rats on your bathroom enjoyable. thankfully, in Eve’s case one definitely can, simply because, to her, each adventure is an experience to be embraced, and those pages come alive with the entire on the other hand poignant and uproarious details.
With wit and candor, First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria chronicles Eve’s misadventures as an aspiring do-gooder. From intestinal parasites to getting stuck in a civil struggle, tradition clashes to unforeseen friendships, here's a good and laugh-out-loud humorous examine the hunt for romance and purpose–from a girl who unearths either within the final position she anticipated to discover them.
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