THEY ONLY EAT THEIR HUSBANDS
A Memoir of Alaskan Love, World Travel,
and the Power of Running Away
Now available from Ghost Road Press
"Running away is vastly underrated," Cara says. At 26, after a lover threatens to kill her, she runs away to Alaska. In the Last Frontier she lands in a love triangle with two alcoholics: Sean the martial artist and Chance the paraglider pilot. Nine years later, sick of love, she runs again, to backpack around the world alone. They Only Eat Their Husbands is a memoir of her yearlong trek, against a backdrop of reflections on her life and loves in Alaska.
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Here are snapshots of a few places Cara traveled during the course of living her story, They Only Eat Their Husbands:
"They Only Eat Their Husbands"—A Few Places I've Traveled
from Cara Lopez Lee on Vimeo.
"Lee's compelling personal journey is told with a modesty that downplays the many achievements that she has accomplished and the sometimes painful lesson she has learned throughout her life. The pages turn easily with vivid descriptions not only of the places she travels through but of the lovers, friends and people she travels with."
Jeffrey Moore, Sr. Executive Producer, Warren Miller Entertainment, producer of Destination Wild on Fox Sports Network & Wave Chasers on the Travel Channel
"They Only Eat Their Husbands is a witty and moving story that truly captures the sense of wonder, self-discovery and adventure that unfolds when one throws caution to the wind and ventures out into the world alone. This is what travel is really all about... experiencing real life through unfiltered eyes, embracing the unknown, challenging yourself and never losing your sense of humor in the process. A great book that will make you think long after you put it down."
Anne Fox, President and Executive Producer, Citizen Pictures, producer of award winning travel series for cable television, including Giada's Weekend Getaways on Food Network & Islands for Rent on the Travel Channel
"Lee writes candidly about her adventurousand sometimes tumultuousjourney through life. Her vivid prose draws you into that journey. Her passion makes you want to stay for the ride."
Valorie Burton, author of What's Really Holding You Back? & How Did I Get So Busy? (Random House)
"Lee gets it right about life and love in the Last Frontier in They Only Eat Their Husbands. Her adventures on the road had me laughing out loud with a heart-tugging message we can all relate to."
Lauren Maxwell, Anchor of CBS 11 News This Morning, Anchorage, Alaska
"Lee takes you on a fun, fabulous adventure... perfect for any woman who wishes she could escape 'life' to travel the world."
Susan Kim, Anchor of Live at Daybreak, TODAY'S TMJ4, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Lee's ill-advised romances with a cast of Alaskan rogues had me alternately laughing and wanting to shout, 'No, don't do it!' Meanwhile, her descriptions of the unusual people and exotic locations she encountered on her travels, made me eager to experience them myself... until I remembered Asian rats and European robbers are not my thing."
Mark Graham, author of The Fire Theft (Viking-Penguin) and The Missing Sixth (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)