Walking to Listen



Walking to Listen Life Is Fast, And I Ve Found It S Easy To Confuse The Miraculous For The Mundane, So I M Slowing Down, Way Down, In Order To Give My Full Presence To The Extraordinary That Infuses Each Moment And Resides In Every One Of Us.At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel Headed Out The Back Door Of His Home In Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, With A Backpack, An Audio Recorder, His Copies Of Whitman And Rilke, And A Sign That Read Walking To Listen He Had Just Graduated From Middlebury College And Was Ready To Begin His Adult Life, But He Didn T Know How So He Decided To Take A Cross Country Quest For Guidance, One Where Everyone He Met Would Be His Guide In The Year That Followed, He Faced An Appalachian Winter And A Mojave Summer He Met Beasts Inside Fear, Loneliness, Doubt But He Also Encountered Incredible Kindness From Strangers Thousands Shared Their Stories With Him, Sometimes Confiding Their Prejudices, Too Often He Didn T Know How To Respond How To Find Unity In Diversity How To Stay Connected, Even As Fear Works To Tear Us Apart He Listened For Answers To These Questions, And To The Existential Questions Every Human Must Face, And Began To Find That The Answer Might Be In Listening Itself Ultimately, It S The Stories Of Others Living All Along The Roads Of America That Carry This Journey And Sing Out In A Hopeful, Heartfelt Book About How A Life Is Made, And How Our Nation Defines Itself On The Most Human Level.

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Walking to Listen
  • Andrew Forsthoefel
  • 14 October 2017
  • 1632867001

10 thoughts on “Walking to Listen

  1. Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance says:

    Andrew is finished with college but doesn t know what to do next He decides to take a walk Across America A walk to see if he can find out the important things in life He does It s an almost year long journey, from Pennsylvania, down South, through Texas, across New Mexico and Arizona, to California Along the way, he meets people, and, true to the sign he wears, he walks to listen And, boy, do people talk They tell stories about their lives, about the deaths of people close to them, abou Andrew is finished with college but doesn t know what to do next He decides to take a walk Across America A walk to see if he can find out the important things in life He does It s an almost year long journey, from Pennsylvania, down South, through Texas, across New Mexico and Arizona, to California Along the way, he meets people, and, true to the sign he wears, he walks to listen And, ...

  2. Alison says:

    This was a great account of the authors walk across America and to his encounters with the people he meets along the way His goal to learn something about himself, through self reflection, about his own behavior and beliefs, and also about the lives and beliefs of the people he meets.This story takes us back and forth from the authors life before the walk, and the lives of the people he encounters, and i...

  3. Jennifer says:

    Follow Andrew Forsthoefel on his walking journey from Pennsylvania to California as he shares the stories he heard from those he met along the way.I wasn t anticipating such a spiritual journey along with the physical one I m not sure why because, duh, it is bound to happen I greatly enjoyed hearing the stories of those Forsthoefel met, especially the Navajo women But, at times, I felt myself weighed down with his musings on death and dying Maybe it was because I was not in a place to want t Follow Andrew Forsthoefel on his walking journey from Pennsylvania to California as he shares the stories he heard from those he met along the way.I wasn t anticipating such a spiritual journey along with the physical one I m not sure why because, duh, it is bound to happen I greatly enjoyed hearing the stories of those Forsthoefel met, especially the Navajo women But, at times, I felt myself weighed down with his musin...

  4. Richard Becker says:

    This is a remarkable story of a trip in the tradition of William Least Heat Moon I was inspired by this young man who went on a walk in an effort to find himself spiritually He meets many people along the way wh...

  5. gnarlyhiker says:

    In Walking to Listen there was a bit too much talk on inner family dynamics processing that took away from the hyped excitement of walking 4000 miles But the story about coming face to face with a gorilla and the talk about black bears made it worth the read.good luck ARC publisher NetGalley

  6. Glenn says:

    I found this meandered quite a bit, without any overall cohesiveness tying the whole book together It feltlike a number of individual essays I felt it also delved a bit too much into waxing philosophical at times Overall, an average read, not bad, but not great.

  7. Jamie says:

    This book is somewhere between a 3.5 and 4 for me I really enjoyed and admired the concept of what Andrew Forsthoefel did by walking across the country with the sole purpose of listening to what others had to say and learning from the conversations he had with the people he met I also loved reading about the generosity of so many of the people he met along the way who helped him out with food and shelter when most of them didn t know who he was Sometimes though it was hard to feel like I was This book is somewhere between a 3.5 and 4 for me I really enjoyed and admired the concept of what Andrew Forsthoefel did by walking across the country with the sole purpose of listening to what others had to say and learning from the conversations he had with the people he met I also loved reading about the generosity of so many of the people he met along the way who helped him out with food and shelter when most of them didn t know who he was Sometimes though it was...

  8. Fred Forbes says:

    Since I am into coming of age and road stories, this book was a natural mix Young college grad sets off from Pennsylvania, walking to the California coast, taking time along the way to listen to the folks he encounters Good to see so many generous folks still living in the U.S and hearing their interesting stories through his tales I al...

  9. Barbara says:

    Bravo to Andrew Forsthoefel for embarking on a remarkable journey and sharing it in a tender, funny and beautifully written book His observations of people, places and the natural world are honest, sometimes raw and always authentic I cried at the end of this book because I felt the ...

  10. Tommy says:

    This is a wondrous, adventurous soul searching book, and a great read for those who suffer from Wanderlust, love the writings or Rilke Whitman, or just seek a little affirmation that people are still basically good 23 year old Andrew Forsthoefel makes his way across the U.S on foot, armed with a backpack full of provisions, an audio recorder, and a sign that reads Walking to Listen What he encounters over the next 4000 miles, as he treks from Pennsylvania southward and then from the S This is a wondrous, adventurous soul searching book, and a great read for those who suffer from Wanderlust, love the writings or Rilke Whitman, or just seek a little affirmation that people are still basically good 23 year old Andrew Forsthoefel makes his way across the U.S on foot, armed with a backpack full of provisions, an audio recorder, and a sign that reads Walking to Listen What he encounters over the next 4000 miles, as he treks from Pennsylvania southward and then from the Southeast to the West, is the quilted patchwork of American humanity As he asks to pitch his tent in backyards, farmers fields, and outbuildings, he meets curiosity, distrust, and mostly kindness He faces his assumptions and stereotypes, as well as his own inner demons and doubts The book is broken up between his experiences as he walks, pushes a baby stroller named Bob which he eventually breaks down and buys to tote his pack , and reflects on his expe...

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