Where to Nest

Kristen Van Nest

04-02-24

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04-02-24

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Travel

Description

After college getting her dream job in New York City, Kristen thought she had everything a modern Millennial was supposed to want–a sexy zip code, a boyfriend, and a corporate job. But instead of feeling content, she soon realized she had no idea who she was and what made her happy. Naturally, she did what any sane person would do: hopped on a plane and spent the rest of her twenties living abroad and traveling the world in search of love, adventure, and new and exciting places to eat bread.

By stripping away the cultural norms and expectations she grew up with in the US, she rebuilt from scratch a new identity, sense of self, and life purpose that ultimately led her to move to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. Through living in Luxembourg on a Fulbright Scholarship and then in China for three years working for a wine importer, Where to Nest takes us across the globe–including nearly being murdered by a lover while skiing in Switzerland, navigating Greece during a banking crisis, and visiting Thailand during a government coup–as a woman struggles to find belonging. This is a story for anyone who needs a good laugh, travel ideas, and inspiration for ways to add more joy into their lives.

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Language English
Release Day Apr 1, 2024
Release Date April 2, 2024
Release Date Machine 1712016000
Imprint Rising Action Publishing
Provider Rising Action Publishing
Categories Biographies & Memoirs, Travel & Tourism, Travel Writing & Commentary
Author Bio
Kristen Van Nest

Kristen Van Nest is a comedian and business owner based in Los Angeles, CA. Having lived in Luxembourg as a Fulbright Scholar followed by 3.5 years living in Shanghai working in the wine industry, she’s spent much of her life traveling the world in search of new and exciting ways to eat bread. She has written personal essays and satirical pieces for The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, SlackJaw, and more. When not traveling, you can find her curled up on the sofa drinking wine with her cat.

Overview

After college getting her dream job in New York City, Kristen thought she had everything a modern Millennial was supposed to want–a sexy zip code, a boyfriend, and a corporate job. But instead of feeling content, she soon realized she had no idea who she was and what made her happy. Naturally, she did what any sane person would do: hopped on a plane and spent the rest of her twenties living abroad and traveling the world in search of love, adventure, and new and exciting places to eat bread.

By stripping away the cultural norms and expectations she grew up with in the US, she rebuilt from scratch a new identity, sense of self, and life purpose that ultimately led her to move to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. Through living in Luxembourg on a Fulbright Scholarship and then in China for three years working for a wine importer, Where to Nest takes us across the globe–including nearly being murdered by a lover while skiing in Switzerland, navigating Greece during a banking crisis, and visiting Thailand during a government coup–as a woman struggles to find belonging. This is a story for anyone who needs a good laugh, travel ideas, and inspiration for ways to add more joy into their lives.