The review on the book "One Year Lived" by Adam Shepard
here's the detail about the press release of "One Year Lived"
AROUND THE WORLD IN 365 DAYS
Memoirist experiences the globe for less than the cost of staying home
(Raleigh, N.C.) – Do Americans—young Americans, especially—really know what’s going on in the world? Are we prepared to embrace globalization? Adam Shepard hopes his story will inspire young people to get out and arm themselves with a broader perspective.
By the time he was 30, the North Carolina man had already completed goals most people wait a lifetime to pursue.
From late 2011 to late 2012, spending just $19,420.68, less than it would have cost him to stay at home, Shepard visited seventeen countries on four continents and lived some amazing adventures. “It’s interesting to me,” he says,
“that in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, it’s normal for people to pack a bag, buy a plane ticket, and get ‘Out There.’ In the U.S., though, we live with this very stiff paradigm—graduate college, work, find a spouse, make babies, work some more, retire—which can be a great existence, but we leave little room to load up a backpack and dip.....