Adam Shepard is a very interesting man. That’s him to the right with a mustache that he grew as part of his list of things he wanted to do in his life. This list became a new book, One Year Lived, where Adam recounts a year of his life that he spent traveling and reading. He traveled to 17 countries on 4 continents, met The Girl, fought bulls, volunteered, was robbed, and more. Adam contacted me about featuring him on my blog and providing a really cool opportunity for my readers to get a free book between NOW and Wednesday.
Here’s what Adam said in his e-mail: “People need to travel more, not only because it is satisfying and fun and inspires purpose and provides service to a world that needs it and sparks creativity, but because we need to open up our eyes to what is really going on out there. This is vital. The bottom line is this: in this increasingly global world, it is essential that more people (young Americans, especially) step foot out of their country.
I couldn’t agree more. My life and views were changed forever when I went to Juarez to build houses. EYE-OPENING, and I hope that my children can do this someday (and earlier in their lives) too. SO I agreed to host Adam, and here we are. . .
In One Year Lived Adam tells his story honestly and with an engaging voice and with the message that: “You should live your life–you only get one. Get out and see something new!” When he set out to do this, he wasn’t unhappy or necessarily unfulfilled, but he was looking for adventure, and he found it. If you love to travel, are trying to cross off bucket list items, enjoy reading memoirs, or like to read books about interesting and helpful people, you will like One Year Lived.
Adam has a website that has a lot of resources about his book, including a FAQ section, excerpts, photos from his year-long trip, purchasing options, and a book discussion guide. To find that and more visit: http://www.oneyearlived.com.
As I mentioned, he fought bulls. . .it’s in the book, but better yet, you can see it live here:
This is Adam’s second book. His first book, Scratch Beginnings, also chronicled a year in his life. From his website: “I am going to start – almost literally from scratch – with one 8′ x 10′ tarp, a sleeping bag, an empty gym bag, $25, and the clothes on my back. Via train, I will be dropped at a random place somewhere in the southeastern United States that is not in my home state of North Carolina. I have 365 days to become free of the realities of homelessness and become a ‘regular’ member of society. After one year, for my project to be considered successful, I have to possess an operable automobile, live in a furnished apartment (alone or with a roommate), have $2500 in cash, and most importantly, I have to be in a position in which I can continue to improve my circumstances by either going to school or starting my own business.”
Like I said, Adam is an interesting man!
If you share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your blog, etc by Wednesday night (4/24/2013), 11:59 pm CST, I will e-mail you a link where you can download a free e-book, One Year Lived. Make sure you put how you promoted this in a comment below, so I know how many books to send, etc.
Here it is on Amazon:
Get your free book while spreading the word about this good read!