If there’s even a bit of the adventurer in you, you’ll love Bill Birnbaum’s stories of adventure, misadventure and lessons learned along the way.
- Laugh when you learn that, as a teenager, he experimented with home-made rockets and bombs. And – quite innocently, he claims – he did just a little bit of damage.
- Hold your breath while reading Bill’s stories about picking up hitchhikers. Fortunately, only a few of them were seriously dangerous.
- Gasp while reading of the plane’s single engine quitting at 2,500 feet. (Yep, Bill survived.)
- Thrill to Bill’s adventure travel by 4-wheel drive automobile in Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula – back before the road was paved.
- Move to the edge of your chair when reading of his being caught by the river’s swift current. Drifting quickly downstream, he heard the rapids growing louder and louder.
- Pause to reflect on Bill’s opinion that we creatures of modern society are too damn busy. And too materialistic.
- Nod in agreement with his theory about “The Three Ages of Man.” And how every person needs to maintain their dignity.
You’ll either admire him or think he’s nuts when you learn that, at age 64 – When his application was turned down by the Peace Corps’ medical department, he and his wife sold their home, moved to the Peruvian Andes, and there created their own volunteer opportunity.
If you love adventure and lessons learned from adventure, this is the book for you.
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