Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time (E–pub/Kindle) ´ Andrew Forsthoefel

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Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time review Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Urch die USA führte Auf seinem Rucksack ein Schild Walking to listen So machte er sich auf den Weg zu den Menschen und ihren Geschichten durch ein Amerika der Vielfalt – landschaftlich wie menschlichAuf seine Fragen nach dem was wirklich wichtig ist im Leben erhält er vielfältige Antworten – philosophische pragm I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway and the publisher included a letter asking me to review to book in exchange for winning the copyI didn t look too much beyond the title and the blurb touting it as a journey across America on foot wherein the author explores the stories of the people he encounters along the way which both sounded exciting and interesting I was super excited when I was notified that I had won the book that was over a month ago It arrived a couple of weeks ago and I was already in the middle of several books and trying to finish up some essays for classes so I glanced at it and set it on the shelf next to my bed for reading later in the weekI picked it up shortly afterward to give it a good once over The art on the dust jacket feels appropriate for the genre and for the title I took my time reading the inside flap front and then I got to the inside flap back and felt a little sorry that I received this from the publisher The letter that arrived with the book reuested a review to be posted anywhere and everywhere that I would like to but I got to the author blurb and photo on the back cover and my opinion of the potentialities of this book dropped significantly In the future I will probably take care when entering drawings by checking out the age and background of the author I don t want to know that much about a book before I start reading it so I don t spoil anything for myself which has happened in the past but in this case I wish I hadThe author is a 23 year old at the time he set out on this journey white male read privileged My initial reaction was oh a newly minted baby man He had only graduated from college and he set off to discover himself and the world asking the people he met along the way what they would ask their 23 year old selves in hopes of finding answers to uestions concerns and issues he had about his own nebulous futureThe back cover has uite a few blurbs that make extravagant claims as to how important it is for people to read Walking to Listen and some even suggest that this book will redeem public opinion of millennials I don t have a low opinion of millennials in general I think like all previous generations the media seems to hype a divide that indeed exists much the same way that the mommy wars exists but that I feel is often artificial and inflammatoryOnce I got over my initial annoyance and I d had a chance to think about it who else but a young white guy could walk across the United States be relatively safe Probably not a young woman of the same age as the authorheck even at 46 I wouldn t feel comfortable doing it Maybe not a person of ANY color even Forsthoefel uestions at several points in his video what would have happened to him if he had been black instead of white on this journey I think that a non white person might be harassed often but I also think skin color and maybe age might change the demographic of who is willing to approach them andor offer help Once I wasn t slightly indignant about the author s demographic I had a much enjoyable time readingHaving finished the book I am 100% comfortable giving it a solid three star rating Walking to Listen is somewhat similar to other books of this nature though most of my experience with this protracted journey on foot is with stories blogs and videos is the Appalachian Trail Wild by Cheryl Strayed for example Forsthoefel s book reads part travelogue and part personal journal I feel like what keeps Walking to Listen from being bogged down by his mostly melancholy musings about the purpose of his life are the stories that he shares with the everyday people that he encountered on his journeyI enjoyed the book most when he was writing about how hard I was just to get up and walk 20 miles a day and what that did to his body how he struggled with loneliness especially has he got further along and when Forsthoefel wrote about the people he talked to and who took him inI couldn t see my way to giving it stars though because I feel like this has been done and done better before but also because he never provided an overall picture of his travels How many nights did he spend camping because no one would take him in He only speaks briefly about negative experiences on the trail I really wanted to see some breakdown how many nights he camped out with and without permission how many nights he spent in hotels and how many nights people took him in and whether he asked them to or if they just offered and how often was he stopped by law enforcement of some sortOverall a solid read interesting enough to keep me coming back but it didn t knock my socks off and I don t feel like this book in some way redeems millennials who I don t feel need to be redeemed as some of the blurbs and press for the book claim If you like soul searching dark night of the soul travelogue type books then you will probably enjoy Walking to Listen Happy reading

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Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time review Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Atische humorvolle nachdenklich stimmende Dieses außergewöhnliche und farbenreiche Porträt erlaubt einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Vereinigten StaatenEin Aufbruch ins LebenWalking to listen – eine poetische Lebens ReiseBegegnungen die ein neues Bild der USA zeichnenFür alle Suchenden die offen durch die Welt gehen Bravo to Andrew Forsthoefel for embarking on a remarkable journey and sharing it in a tender funny and beautifully written book His observations of people places and the natural world are honest sometimes raw and always authentic I cried at the end of this book because I felt the true effort of his emotional and physical journey So good

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Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time review Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook »Was auch immer mir auf dieser Reise begegnet jeder Moment jede Begegnung zählt« Andrew ForsthoefelViel Wissen hatte er angehäuft nach seinem College Abschluss vom Leben selbst wusste er aber nichts Um das zu ändern begann Andrew Forsthoefel direkt hinter dem Haus seiner Mutter eine Wanderung die ihn 4000 Meilen d Follow Andrew Forsthoefel on his walking journey from Pennsylvania to California as he shares the stories he heard from those he met along the wayI wasn t anticipating such a spiritual journey along with the physical one I m not sure why because duh it is bound to happen I greatly enjoyed hearing the stories of those Forsthoefel met especially the Navajo women But at times I felt myself weighed down with his musings on death and dying Maybe it was because I was not in a place to want to be contemplating such heavy subjects it probably was because of this Also as I am a west coast gal I was eager to get to the parts of his travels in Nevada and California Then to find them mostly glossed over with only a couple of introductions to folks he met I was severely disappointed Yes I understand it was the end of the journey and there was an energy to get to the end but I still found myself disappointed he didn t immerse himself in of the west coast culture we aren t all living coast sideThe lack of detail on his far west journey and the at times to deep of a dive into thoughts of death brought down the star rating for me overall


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    free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Andrew Forsthoefel Andrew Forsthoefel î 0 read read Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time I can’t rate this book because doing so would feel like rating the author’s experience Reading his journey was long and uninteresting at times likely an honest reflection of the walk itself The jubilance the author felt when reaching his destination mirrored my own for reaching the end of his story While I do not regret the time I spent reading this I am uite excited about never picking it up again

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    read Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Andrew Forsthoefel Andrew Forsthoefel î 0 read Andrew is finished with college but doesn't know what to do next He decides to take a walk Across America A walk to see if he can find out the important things in life He does It's an almost year long journey from Pennsylvania down South through Texas across New Mexico and Arizona to California Along the way he meets people and true to the sign he wears he walks to listen And boy do people talk They tell stories about their liv

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    read Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time (E–pub/Kindle) ´ Andrew Forsthoefel free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Andrew Forsthoefel Follow Andrew Forsthoefel on his walking journey from Pennsylvania to California as he shares the stories he heard from those he met along the wayI wasn’t anticipating such a spiritual journey along with the physical one I’m not sure why because duh it is bound to happen I greatly enjoyed hearing the stories of those Forsthoefel met especially the Navajo women But at times I felt myself weighed down with his musings on death and dying M

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    Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time (E–pub/Kindle) ´ Andrew Forsthoefel Andrew Forsthoefel î 0 read read Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time This was a great account of the authors walk across America and to his encounters with the people he meets along the way His goal to learn something about himself through self reflection about his own behavior and beliefs and also about the lives and beliefs of the people he meetsThis story takes us back and forth from the authors life before the walk and the lives of the people he encounters and interviews through his idea of

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    Andrew Forsthoefel î 0 read free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Andrew Forsthoefel Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time (E–pub/Kindle) ´ Andrew Forsthoefel I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway and the publisher included a letter asking me to review to book in exchange for “winning” the copyI didn’t look too much beyond the title and the blurb touting it as a journey across America on foot wherein the author explores the stories of the people he encounters along the way which both sounded exciting and interesting I was super excited when I was notified that I had

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    Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time (E–pub/Kindle) ´ Andrew Forsthoefel Andrew Forsthoefel î 0 read Ugh I fought to get to the end of this book I was far interested in the stories of the people he met than the re

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    Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time (E–pub/Kindle) ´ Andrew Forsthoefel I think I would probably give this of a 25 than just a 2 If this memoir hadn't been selected as this months book club read I don't think I would have ever picked it up Andrew's decision to walk across America to learn other peoples stories to understand himself made me groan in annoyance after reading the preface I just knew I was going to be annoyed throughout and I often was I felt like this whole year was his whiny I'm not ready to be

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    Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time (E–pub/Kindle) ´ Andrew Forsthoefel free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Andrew Forsthoefel This is a remarkable story of a trip in the tradition of William Least Heat Moon I was inspired by this young man who went on a walk in an effort to find himself spiritually He meets many people along the way who are interested in him

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    free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Andrew Forsthoefel Andrew Forsthoefel î 0 read Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time (E–pub/Kindle) ´ Andrew Forsthoefel Bravo to Andrew Forsthoefel for embarking on a remarkable journey and sharing it in a tender funny and beautifully written book His observations of people places and the natural world are honest sometimes raw and always authentic I cried at the end of this book because I felt the true effort of his emotional and physical journey So good

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    read Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time Walking to Listen 4000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time (E–pub/Kindle) ´ Andrew Forsthoefel free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Andrew Forsthoefel Loved his writing—he knows how to place words together but I often felt a current of being preached at by a young 23 year old Sometimes his epiphanies were rather cliche I hate saying thatbecause I respect the journey and the effortbut I struggled with the fact that he pointed a “young finger” at older people older ideas older wisdom and wagged it as if he had a better sophisticated answer It was at time condesce

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