First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life by Eve Brown-WaiteIn this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, a pampered city girl 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 always thought she would join the Peace Corps someday, although she secretly worried about life without sushi, frothy coffee drinks and air conditioning. But with college diploma in hand, it was time to put up or shut up. So with some ambivalence she arrives at the Peace Corps office–sporting her best safari chic attire –to casually look into the steps one might take if one were to become a global humanitarian, a la Angelina Jolie. But when Eve meets John, her dashing young Peace Corps recruiter, all her ambivalence flies out the window. She absolutely must join the Peace Corps - and win Johns heart in the process. Off to Ecuador she goes and - after a year in the jungle - back to the States she runs, vowing to stay within easy reach of a decaf cappuccino for the rest of her days.
But life had other plans. Just as shes getting reacquainted with the joys of toilet paper, John gets a job with CARE and Eve must decide if she’s up for life in another third world outpost. Before you can say, pass the malaria prophylaxis, the couple heads off to Uganda, and the fun really begins--if one can call having rats in your toilet fun. Fortunately, in Eve’s case one certainly can, because to her, every experience is an adventure to be embraced and these pages come alive with all of the alternatively 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 caught in a civil war, culture clashes to unexpected friendships, here is an honest and laugh-out-loud funny look at the search for love and purpose—from a woman who finds both in the last place she expected.
EVE BROWN-WAITE was a finalist for Iowa Review, Glimmer Train, and New Millennium Writings Awards for stories she wrote about her time abroad. She lives with her husband and two children in Massachusetts.
Socrates Quotes On Life, Wisdom & Philosophy To Inspire You
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "youth" Showing of 1, Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. But it is youth that must fight and die.
Love is all. Some of us are small dents in the door of a brand new car. Others are aged slates of concrete that have been broken apart by the gruesome roots of trees, dandelions ripping holes all through out it. Most of us are cars but some of us were forced to be concrete. The bright side? The concrete withstands much more than the car. If someone reads a wrong page they might not want to know the rest of the story.
Emily Fund. Move it forward into the world and be fully confident that if we connect light to light to light, and join the lights together of the one billion young people in our world today, we will be enough to set our whole planet aglow. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime.
An amazing collection of Socrates quotes that will help you know yourself better. Although he remains an enigmatic figure, he left no writings and most of his teachings are known from the writings of his students, particularly Plato and Xenophon. Because he did not conform to the local traditions, many felt that his teachings threatened their way of life. He was sentenced to death and died after being forced to drink poison hemlock. That is the meaning of true knowledge. I can only make them think. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.