The Book of Roads: Travel Stories from Michigan to Marrakech (Paperback)

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By Phil Cousineau, Larry Habegger (Foreword by)
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Cousineau's wanderlust has driven him to visit nearly 100 countries as a backpacker, documentary filmmaker, travel writer, photographer, and art and literary tour leader. For him, travel gives us what his mentor Joseph Campbell called the key to the realm of the muses.

As author of the best-selling travel book The Art of Pilgrimage, Cousineau continues to crisscross the world as a travel writer, filmmaker, and host of Global Spirit.

The Book of Roads: Travel Stories from Michigan to Marrakech is the culmination of a lifetime of travel experiences, from the steel factories of Detroit to headhunting villages in the Philippines, the war-torn villages in the Balkans to the river roads of Canada once traversed by his voyageur ancestors. His rhapsodic travel stories place him in the league of fellow travelers who are also masterful writers, such as Pico Iyer, Jack Kerouac, Jan Morris, and Beryl Markham.

About the Author

Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, independent scholar and travel leader, storyteller and TV host.

Cousineau lectures frequently on a wide spectrum of topics that reflect his mythic journeys, including mythology, movies, writing, mentorship, beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. Currently the host of Link TV s "Global Spirit" television series, Cousineau has published 26 nonfiction books and has 15 scriptwriting credits to his name. His books have been translated into nine languages.

For the past 25 years he has enjoyed his life-long dream of being a full-time freelance writer, filmmaker, and sports coach. An expert on mythology and film and the "hero journey" structure of screenplays, Cousineau consults on writing projects of all kinds. He lives in San Francisco.

Larry Habegger is a writer, editor, journalist, and teacher who has been covering the world since his international travels began in the 1970s. As a freelance writer for three decades and syndicated columnist since 1985, his work has appeared in many major newspapers and magazines, including the "Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Travel & Leisure," and "Outside." In 1993 he co-founded the award-winning Travelers Tales Books with James and Tim O Reilly, where he has helped develop the company s publishing program and worked on all of its 130-plus books.

Larry is an inspiring writing teacher and coach, emphasizing the craft and art of the personal essay. He is also the founder and leader of the writers group, Townsend 11; a founder of "The Prose Doctors," an editors consortium; editor of the annual magazine "The Travel Guide to California"; editor-in-chief of, a destination discovery site; and executive editor of Tales To Go, a subscription publication of travel narratives for mobile devices., the company's 130-plus books and helps oversee their publishing program. He has been a freelance writer for three decades and syndicated columnist since 1985. Larry lives with his family in Marin County, CA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781632280190
ISBN-10: 1632280191
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication Date: August 11th, 2015
Pages: 232
Language: English