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Far From the Twisted Reach. The Last Road Trip Ever.


Far From the Twisted Reach. The Last Road Trip Ever.

  • Paperback — 288 pages

    2023 Memoir

  • In the summer of 2019, while staring down a deadening depression, Matt Bindig packed up his family for a three-week road trip out West — circling through six national parks — searching for the truth behind Bill Clinton’s words, “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” After twenty-one days and 3,700 miles, he returned to his mind-numbingly normal suburban life with a collection of classic family photos and a journal full of scribbled notes. Six months later, COVID arrived and the world changed forever. Far From The Twisted Reach is built around the story of that trip.

    “Matt Bindig is the embodiment of Henry David Thoreau in 21st century language and circumstances. Told with understated vulnerability that is both lyrical and engaging, Far From The Twisted Reach, presents a world of disconnection – from personal relationships, community, and nature — and warns that if unchecked, our hectic and unfulfilling lives will destroy both the planet and our souls.
         But Bindig’s story also gives us faith that there is beauty and goodness in this world if we could only stop to listen, breathe, and feel the quiet. Infused with passages of hope, readers turn the last page sure of the belief that our better angels have a chance to tip the scales for good in both small and large ways.”
    — Richard Robison Jr., is the author of the memoir, The Boy From Nowhere.

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