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First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria

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

By Eve Brown-Waite

In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, a pampered city girl falls head over little-black-heels in love with a Peace Corps poster boy and follows him—literally—to the ends of the earth.
Eve Brown always thought she would join the Peace Corps someday, although she secretly worried about life without sushi, frothy coffee drinks, and air conditioning. But with college diploma in hand, it was time to put up or shut up. So with some ambivalence she arrives at the Peace Corps office—sporting her best safari chic attire —to casually look into the steps one might take if one were to become a global humanitarian, à la Angelina Jolie. But when Eve meets John, her dashing young Peace Corps recruiter, all her ambivalence flies out the window. She absolutely must join the Peace Corpsand win John's heart in the process. Off to Ecuador she goes andafter a year in the jungle - back to the States she runs, vowing to stay within easy reach of a decaf cappuccino for the rest of her days. 
But life had other plans. Just as she's getting reacquainted with the joys of toilet paper, John gets a job with CARE, and Eve must decide if she’s up for life in another third-world outpost. Before you can say, "pass the malaria prophylaxis," the couple heads off to Uganda, and the fun really beginsif one can call having rats in your toilet fun. Fortunately, in Eve’s case one certainly can, because, to her, every experience is an adventure to be embraced, and these pages come alive with all of the alternatively poignant and uproarious details. 
With wit and candor, First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria chronicles Eve’s misadventures as an aspiring do-gooder. From intestinal parasites to getting caught in a civil war, culture clashes to unexpected friendships, here is an honest and laugh-out-loud funny look at the search for love and purpose–from a woman who finds both in the last place she expected to find them.

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Format: Book
Author: Brown-Waite, Eve
Summary: Follows the author's journey from being a self-described "pampered city girl" to a Peace Corps volunteer, wife, and mother living in Ecuador and Uganda.
Title: First comes love, then comes malaria : how a Peace Corps poster boy won my heart and a Third-World adventure changed my life / Eve Brown-Waite.
Publisher Date: New York : Broadway Books, c2009.
Subject: Brown-Waite, Eve -- Travel -- Ecuador. Brown-Waite, Eve -- Travel -- Uganda. Peace Corps (U.S.) -- Ecuador -- Biography. Ecuador -- Description and travel Uganda -- Description and travel
Isbn: 0767929357 9780767929356
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Bib Id: 351999

Format: Book
Author: Brown-Waite, Eve
Summary: Follows the author's journey from being a self-described "pampered city girl" to a Peace Corps volunteer, wife, and mother living in Ecuador and Uganda.
Title: First comes love, then comes malaria : how a Peace Corps poster boy won my heart and a Third-World adventure changed my life / Eve Brown-Waite.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Broadway Books, c2009.
Description: 305, [1] p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Brown-Waite, Eve -- Travel -- Ecuador.
Subjects: Brown-Waite, Eve -- Travel -- Uganda.
Subjects: Peace Corps (U.S.) -- Ecuador -- Biography.
Subjects: Ecuador -- Description and travel
Subjects: Uganda -- Description and travel
LCCN: 2008022034
ISBN: 0767929357
ISBN: 9780767929356
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Brown-Waite