About Michael ShapiroMichael Shapiro writes about travel, food, books, environmental issues, and the performing arts for U.S. newspapers and national magazines. His first literary book, A Sense of Place, is a collection of interviews with the world’s leading travel authors.
In 2017, Shapiro delivered a Sonoma County TEDx talk entitled, “The Space Between,” about how global travel can foster understanding. Shapiro lives with his wife in Sonoma County and volunteers as a whitewater raft guide for a Northern California outfitter that takes special needs people on outdoor adventures.
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“I’ve never thought of us so-called travel writers as forming a comradeship, but in this innovative book, Shapiro brings our motley crew into a single focus by surveying eighteen of us, as writers and as people, through a single pair of perceptive, generous, and imaginative eyes.” —Jan Morris