‘Travel Addict’ Tom Lutz on the Draw of Remote Places

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02: Large crowds rush to depart New York's Pennsylvania station before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend on September 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

In his solitary travels, Tom Lutz seeks out places where he doesn’t know anyone, or speak the language. His latest book, “Drinking Mare’s Milk on the Roof of the World,” depicts encounters with people across the globe, from a casino in Tanzania to disputed parts of Ukraine. Along the way, Lutz tries to understand his compulsion to travel down the unfamiliar path. Lutz, also the founder and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books, joins us in studio.


Tom Lutz, author, "Drinking Mare’s Milk on the Roof of the World: Wandering the Globe From Azerbaijan to Zanzibar," editor-in-chief, Los Angeles Review of Books