THE LONG AWAITED ‘THREE CENTS A MILE’ IS FINALLY PUBLISHED
It’s my turn to announce that I have a book. It’s called “Three Cents a Mile.” Snazzy title, eh? And no, it’s not the best part of the book.
It’s actually a good yarn. Or a good listen. It’s published as an ebook and as an audio book. I’m particularly pleased with the audio book because I really wanted to tell the tale myself.
Listen to it on your commute, during long rides, while working in the kitchen, while falling asleep.
“Three Cents a Mile” is the story of how I hitchhiked and worked my way around the world. The trip lasted more than two years and covered more than 41,000 miles. It was hilarious at times, always fascinating, occasionally scary. I met world class eccentrics in Paris, the world’s best pickpocket in India, went through Iran during the Ayatollah’s revolution, laughed with a saint deep in a rubber plantation in Thailand, and checked out an opium den. Among all the jobs I did to keep going, I discovered the dirtiest job in the world has to be cleaning a carbon factory.
The book is also about my father, a handsome, charming man who would vanish for days, weeks, even years at a time. And when he was around, his behavior was unpredictable, switching in an instant from clownish to the original scary clown.
There is a web site if you want to see an interactive map of my trail, photos, and leave any comments.
I will try to not be too obnoxious about this book, but I supposedly have 177 friends on Facebook and several dozen followers on Medium. If each of you bought a copy…. Remember, you don’t have to actually read or listen to it. Just buy it. Or I will keep bringing this up.