book review, Favourites 2017, memoir, travel

#BookReview: The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan

32671360“After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they’re given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don’t over think it; share your experiences; don’t feel pressured to give it all away.

Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give, but that giving—of ourselves—is transformational.”



I really enjoyed this travel memoir with a difference. I loved the author’s wonderful descriptions of the countries she visited, making me feel as if I was on the journey with her.  Although difficult to read at times,  I did enjoy her honesty about her emotions and feelings toward her husband and their marriage. The dilemma about about who and how to share the yellow envelope money with was fascinating, I could imagine myself feeling the same way in each situation.

I definitely recommend this if you enjoy travel writing and memoirs and for those who enjoyed Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Source books for my digital copy.


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