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"Once you accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy." Albert Einstein. Doug "Ten" Rose has metaphorically worn stripes and plaid all his life. He has thirty years experience raising funds for various causes under some very adverse personal circumstances. He has invented and directed charity projects involving rock stars, pro sports teams, governors, and senators - projects which raised awareness and large sums of money for others, often while he remained homeless himself and panhandled for food money in the streets. He has recently written Fearless Puppy on American Road and Reincarnation Through Common Sense. True to form, ALL author profits from these books will be donated to sponsor Wisdom Professionals (beginning with but not exclusive to Tibetan Nuns and Monks). Ten has degrees in Comparative Religion and the survival of heroin addiction. He is also the graduate of thirty-five years and over a hundred thousand miles of travel without ever driving a car, or having a bank account, telephone, or a bill in his name. Ten may be the most comedic smartass as well as the wisest and most entertaining survivor of the hitchhiking adventurers that used to cover America's highways. The term "crazy wisdom" is often used, but rarely meets its match the way it does in this author. Ten Rose and his work are a vibrant part of the present and future as well as an essential remnant of a vanishing breed.
Fearless Puppy on American Road
Doug "Ten" Rose
Why are so many people running away from things that aren't chasing them?
Travel through Fearless Puppy on American Road with our 15 year old hitchhiking runaway as he escapes a life of drug dealing in Brooklyn. This trip offers solid clues about how to leave excess fears in the dust. Follow the author's outrageous voyage through every stupid mistake (and most of the saving grace) that humanity has to offer. Laugh at our intrepid lunatic's ability to land on his feet in spite of himself.
You will meet: a man who is his own uncle; specialists in smoke, mirrors, and invisibility; Buddhist wisdom, Christian ethics, Jewish ritual; family values, heavenly Hell's Angels, phony preachers, domestic violence, domestic solutions, racist killers in America, Canadian race wars; Native American wise men, angelic witches, benevolent heroin addicts, magical birds, martial artists battling neo-Nazis, and the modern day Robin Hood. All manner of sinners and saints travel through this amazing true story that reads like a fantasy.
If you put the writings of Kerouac, Chopra, Hunter S. Thompson, Castaneda, Black Elk, Will Rogers, Gandhi, and a clown in a blender with 500 lbs. of additional hallucinogens and a time machine, you would have the writings of Doug Rose.
Why would a 15 year old boy with a New York City native's knowledge of transportation systems shun both public and private transport and opt to spend the next 35 years hitchhiking throughout North America? Why would anyone bypass the relative ease and safety of bus, train, or a car of his own and open himself to all manner of possible disaster by braving the whims of fate and the moods of passersby?
Check your mind carefully and prepare to lose some baggage! There's a hell of a ride waiting for you within the pages of Fearless Puppy on American Road.
- Publication Date:
- 0615781187 / 9780615781181
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 7" x 10"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness