What is a Lonely Planet?

What is a Lonely Planet?

Lonely Planet is a two character play written by Steven Dietz. The play tells the story of Jody and Carl, two gay men who live in an unnamed American city. The play was written during the midst of the AIDS epidemic, which is the central focus of the story, though ultimately the play sends the message that one should pay attention to the world around them and realize its problems rather than shun it. The play heavily references the Eugène Ionesco comedy The Chairs.

Who is the publisher of Lonely Planet?

The Wheelers publish their first book – Across Asia on the Cheap – and the brand is born after Tony mishears a mention of a ‘lovely planet’ in Joe Cocker’s song ‘Space Captain’. Lonely Planet founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler holding a copy of their first book, Across Asia on the Cheap. 1975.

What is the Lonely Planet guide?

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    Lonely Planet is a large travel guide book publisher. As of 2011 , the company had sold 120 million books since inception. Lonely Planet was founded by married couple Maureen and Tony Wheeler. In 1972, they embarked on an overland trip through Europe and Asia to Australia, following the route of the Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition.