Walking to Listen is the story of Andrew Forsthoefel’s coming of age on a cross-country trek.
At twenty-three, newly graduated from Middlebury College, Andrew Forsthoefel walked out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read “Walking to Listen.”
Walking toward the Pacific, he faced an Appalachian winter and a Mojave summer. He met people of all ages, races, and inclinations. Thousands shared their stories with him, sometimes confiding their fears and prejudices. He pondered their questions and the existential issues every human faces and discovered that some answers might be found in listening itself.
Currently based in Northampton, Massachusetts, Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, and public speaker. He facilitates workshops on walking and listening as practices of personal transformation, interconnection, and conflict resolution.
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A memoir of one young man’s coming of age on a journey across America--told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the way.