11/23/2010 07:02 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Holiday Travel Anxiety: 17 Classic Travel Books To Take Your Mind Off Your Worries (PHOTOS)

Travel anxiety: it ranges from being uptight about missing the plane, to being terrified of flying, from being annoyed by security checks to abhorring the wait for a late flight. And on the busiest travel day of the year, with most people headed home for the holidays, there's the sheer dread of seeing the family. So, to keep yourself occupied and entertained, here are 17 books for the armchair traveler--or airport gate lounger. And yes, before anyone complains that it's missing, we did include "Eat Pray Love," because we knew you'd push us to.

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