Tuesday, June 9, 2009

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marlaria

First Comes Love, then comes Malaria is Eve's memoir of how she met her husband as well as she experiences with the Peace Corps. For a long time Eve would mention to everyone how she was going to join the Peace Corps but she never really imagined she would actually do it. That all changed with Eve met John.

John worked for the Peace Corps. He also happened to be the recruiter that Eve met with, when she went for her interview. Those two hours of Eve's time was the most wonderous time of her life. This is because after her meeting she called up her mother and told her that she was going to marry her Peace Corps recruiter.

Everything was going pretty good for Eve till John informed her that she was being sent to Ecuador for a year as part of her Peace Corps agreement. Eve barely lasted the year but after she came back, something great happened. She and John grew closer but it seemed like John was never going to pop the question to Eve. Eventually he did. Of course Eve said yes. What could bring two people closer then to be sent to Uganda in Africa to help the people there.

I have been wanting to check out this book since the first time I heard about it. First Comes Love, then comes Malaria is just as funny as I imagined it would be. Eve's experiences while she was in Africa was laugh out loud funny but at the same time sad that this was real life. One of my favorite moments had to e when Eve came back to the States for a friend's wedding and all she wanted was cottage cheese and she had a hard time find it. When she finally did it was like she was in heaven. Eve produced a very well-written memoir.


carolsnotebook said...

This one sounds really enjoyable. I'm becoming more of a fan of memoirs in general than I used to be.

Missy said...

This sounds like a good read! Thanks for the review :)