The Worrier’s Guide
to the End of the World

by Torre DeRoche

A lively memoir chronicling the unforgettable friendship of two women on an exhilarating, harrowing pilgrimage through India, walking in Gandhi’s footsteps along the Salt March

Torre DeRoche is in the midst of grief—over her father, who’s just passed away, and over her recently ended relationship—when she crosses paths with the cheery and spirited Masha, who is pursuing her dream of walking the world. When Masha invites Torre to join her pilgrimage through the gorgeous region of Tuscany, drinking wine and twirling on hillsides, Torre straps on a pair of awful street shoes and gets rambling. 

But the magical hills of Italy are nothing like the dusty and confronting roads of India the pair wind up on, after deciding to trace a dangerous route full of wild dogs, snakes, and leering men—where they hope to absorb Gandhi’s wisdom by osmosis and end the journey fit, fearless, and ready to save the world. Along the way, the duo come face to face with their worst fears and discover the power of both friendship and travel to save us from our darkest moments. 

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Love With a Chance of Drowning

A Memoir by Torre DeRoche

A city girl with a morbid fear of deep water, Torre DeRoche is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific aboard a leaky sailboat – total crew of two – struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat.

But when she meets a man with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has to face a hard decision: watch the man she’s fallen in love with sail away forever, or head off on the watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins her lover on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.

Set against a backdrop of the world’s most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always brave memoir that proves there are some risks worth taking.

“Wow, what a book. Exciting. Dramatic. Honest. Torre DeRoche is an author to follow.” —Australian Associated Press

“In her debut, DeRoche has penned such a beautiful, thrilling story you’ll have to remind yourself it’s not fiction. Her language is effortless.” —Courier Mail

“A funny, irresistibly offbeat tale about the risks and rewards of living, and loving, with an open heart.” —Kirkus Reviews

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