Walking to Listen is the story of Andrew Forsthoefel’s cross-country listening trek.
At twenty-three, a new graduate of 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.”
Heading 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 by just listening.
Now 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.
This event takes place at Howe Library. Free and open to the public, reservations are not needed. Paperback copies of Walking to Listen will be available for purchase and signing.
A memoir of one young man's coming-of-age on a cross-country trek--told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the highways of America.