** 2018 Indie Book Award for Memoir (Personal Struggle) **
** Re-live Falling Uphill with a new afterword that paints the journey in a new light that only time can tell. Plus bonus chapters, e-book with color pictures, and much more! **
FALLING UPHILL: One man's quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle.
In one week, Scott Stoll lost his job, his best friend, his girlfriend and his confidence. Disillusioned with society, full of angst, suffering from depression and with nothing left to lose Stoll asked himself a question: "If I only have one life, one chance, if I could do anything, what would I do?"
His answer resulted in a 4-year and 25,752-mile odyssey around the world by bicycle using nothing more than a paper map as a guide. Stoll searched for answers to the great mysteries of life, vowing to find happiness or die trying. The quest wasn't easy. He was imprisoned, held hostage, mugged, run over, suspected of terrorism, accused of espionage, nearly trampled by elephants, wounded, diseased, heartbroken--he nearly died a dozen times. But more importantly, Stoll discovered the wonders of the world, kindness among strangers, the meaning of life, peace, love, faith and--Yes!--in the last place left to look, he found happiness.
Re-live and re-imagine an archetypal adventure as a man stumbles through moments of pure survival and moments of pure enlightenment.
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Scott Stoll asked himself a question: "If I could do anything, what would I do?" His answer resulted in a quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle (32,344 miles, 4 years, 59 countries, 6 continents). His adventures are chronicled in his best-selling book "Falling Uphill," a tale described as having moments from pure survival to pure enlightenment. Upon returning home and seeing the fruits of his journey inspire so many people, Scott hopes to create a life full of entertaining and inspiring tales of his adventures of self-discovery and the magic and mysteries of life. He was honored to be the Cultural Ambassador to Argentina by the US Department of State and received the Hosteling International's "Spirit of Adventure Award," among other distinctions. Scott is currently working with elementary schools as an artist-in-residence, and he's developing a series of workbooks to teach kids how to dream and turn those dreams into reality. Meanwhile, he continues to support his adventures as a Senior Freelance Graphic Designer. For more info visit the author's website: http://scottstoll.com/