First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

How A Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and A Third World Adventure Changed My Life

Book - 2009
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"Eve Brown-Waite writes as she lives - with verve and humor and a fine sense of the absurd."  --  Martin Troost, author of Lost on Planet China
 
   Eve Brown's dream is to join the Peace Corps ... and maybe solve world hunger and win a Nobel Peace Prize along the way. But she secretly fears she isn't tough enough to survive the bug-infested jungle, much less life without toilet paper and decaf cappuccino.  Then she falls head-over-little-black-heels in love with John--a dashing Peace Corps recruiter whose do-gooder passions outshine her own. She becomes more determined than ever to get into the Peace Corps - and to win John's heart in the process.             

   Assigned to Ecuador, she yearns for warm showers and cold beers (instead of the other way around!) .  And though she occasionally  finds herself overwhelmed  by her work  reuniting homeless children with their families,  she  learns to delight in small successes.  But a year into her service, a tragedy befalls one of her fellow volunteers which unearths troubling memories from Eve's past and causes her to return, rather unceremoniously, to the US.   Back home, Eve attempts to settle down with John and get reacquainted with the joys of sushi and supermarkets.  But faster than she can say "pass the malaria pills," John accepts a job with CARE in a remote corner of Africa and Eve gets a second chance to test her mettle in the Third World. 

   With uproarious wit and candor, Eve Brown-Waite details the (mis)adventures that ensue.  From intestinal parasites and guerrilla warfare, to culture clashes, and unexpected friendships,  First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria captures the thrills and absurdities of global humanitarian life in a story any globetrotter - armchair or otherwise - will love.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767929363
Branch Call Number: 918.6604 BRO 2009
Characteristics: 305 p.

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seattleerin
Mar 26, 2013

This is a well written book! I so enjoyed the chance to live through a Peace Corps experience through Eve Brown-Waite's eyes.

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ownedbydoxies
Sep 07, 2012

The writer comes across as someone you'd LOVE to have in y our life. She's so funny, self-deprecating, goofy and real.

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Eclectic1
Jun 08, 2010

What a hilarious book!!! Eve first goes to Ecuador and then to Uganda. Her observations are 100% accurate . Truly funny.

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