Latest news: We are proud to announce the launch in November 2019 of My World Book 2: Tramping the Globe on $10 a Day, by our in-house author Ben Batchelder.
This is the author’s fourth work to be published in five years. It is a travel memoir, recounting an era when hitchhiking was less dangerous, the Iron Curtain a steely barrier, and the dollar went much farther.
Fresh out of college, Batchelder despairs of his first career, chaotic life, and diseased family. When an invitation to Europe falls into the depths of a New York winter, he grabs at the chance to renew himself.
Abandoning it all, including family with the threat never to return, he crosses the Atlantic and begins an odyssey, traveling ever-east on a shoe-string and a hope.
It is a tale of a young man losing his innocence, awakening politically, falling in love, and finding the support, and resourcefulness, to pull through the most dangerous miles of his life.