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Publisher Description

“So beautifully written, with the right momentum and such truth.” — Megan, advance reader

“The author describes her physical and emotional world with equal simplicity and elegance. A must-read on any book list.” — Amanda, advance reader

Sara Moss knew she had to go. Taking photos of cranky cruise ship passengers was not the adventure she planned. But adventure – real adventure – dissolves plans and delivers colourful bruises. During more than a decade of exploration, through close to 40 countries, Sara discovers flashpoints of intense loneliness and unrivalled joy.

GO is Sara’s great escape from the Aussie bush to an induction to journalism in the nation’s capital; from hard labour at sea, to writing travel articles for trade and glossy pages, while looking for what’s beyond them. Sara walks naked through a San Francisco bath house, learns how to cook buffalo’s testicles, and scrambles to find a reliable map for a healthy marriage. 

GO is about the monkey-grip of internal and external shifts. About the courage needed to take faltering leaps into the unknown. Whether it is a new country, a new love or a new part of yourself. Take a breath, a deep one, and go. 

“It's poetic, melancholy, hopeful, and stayed with me while I was reading it, and after I was finished.” — Claire, advance reader

Travel & Adventure
4 July
Sara Moss
Sara Moss

Customer Reviews


Go. A memoir of wanderlust and anxiety

A fantastically well-written memoir, relevant for anyone who loves travel, self reflection and personal growth.

I was completely engaged with Sara’s journey and her search to find her people and her place. She explores her physical and emotional world, describing each with equal simplicity and elegance. I was particularly enamoured with Sara’s ability to describe a place in such a way that I could smell the flowers, feel the sun on my face and see the intense blue of the sky.

Overall, a great read and an insightful memoir with thought-provoking moments where you’ll see yourself reflected in Sara’s journey. I loved it! A must read on any book list.