The Lonely Planet Story
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|Format:||Paperback, 374 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 May 2007|
A unique mix of autobiography, business history, and travel book, this memoir traces the Wheelers' personal story and the evolution of their travel guide series that would become the world's largest independent guidebook publisher. Over 52 color photographs throughout.
About the Author
In the 30-plus years since Tony and Maureen Wheeler started Lonely Planet Publications, it has grown to become the world's largest independent guidebook publisher with more than 500 titles in print. The Wheelers spend six months living in Melbourne, Australia and travel the world for the rest of the year.
"Tony Wheeler, who often sleeps with a laptop stowed under his bed, does the majority of the writing, while Maureen offers welcome sidebars filled with her thoughts about a given situation. Neither shies away from writing about the strain running a company and constant traveling had on their marriage, which at times was rocky or the demands put on the lives of their two children, Tashi and Kieran, who just want to be normal teenagers and hang out with their friends instead of traveling the world."--"Chicago Sun-Times"
|Publisher: ||Tuttle Publishing|
|Dimensions: ||20.07 x 13.67 x 2.54 centimeters (0.44 kg)|