The Howe and Still North Present: Charles Wheelan, We Came We Saw We Left

Nine months, six continents, three teenagers... and one night to talk about it!

Join the Howe Library and Still North Books & Bar as we celebrate the release of Charles Wheelan's memoir and travelogue, We Came We Saw We Left (W. W. Norton, 2020). Charlie will be joined in conversation by Howe Library Corporation Board member Keri Craft.


About the Book

What would happen if you quit your life for a year? In a pre–COVID-19 world, the Wheelan family decided to find out; leaving behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget. Equal parts "how-to" and "how-not-to"—and with an eye toward a world emerging from a pandemic—We Came, We Saw, We Left is the insightful and often hilarious account of one family’s gap-year experiment.

Wheelan paints a picture of adventure and connectivity, juggling themes of local politics, global economics, and family dynamics while exploring answers to questions like: How do you sneak out of a Peruvian town that has been barricaded by the local army? And where can you get treatment for a flesh-eating bacteria your daughter picked up two continents ago? From Colombia to Cambodia, We Came, We Saw, We Left chronicles nine months across six continents with three teenagers. What could go wrong?

About the Author

Charles Wheelan is the author of the best-selling Naked Statistics and Naked Economics and is a former correspondent for The Economist. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
3 Allen Street
Hanover, NH 03755-2001
We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393633955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 26th, 2021