Falling Uphill

Falling Uphill

by Scott Stoll

Paperback(Anniversary ed.)

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Falling Uphill

One man’s quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle.

The 10th Anniversary Edition

** New 10th Anniversary Edition of the best-selling travel memoir. Featuring a new afterword that paints the journey in a new light that only time can tell, plus new chapters, more pictures, and more bonuses online! **

** Finalist in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Memoir Category for Personal Struggle.**


In one week, Scott Stoll lost his job, his best friend, his girlfriend and his confidence. Disillusioned with society, full of angst, suffering from depression and with nothing left to lose Stoll asked himself a question: “If I only have one life, one chance, if I could do anything, what would I do?”

His answer resulted in a 4-year and 25,752-mile odyssey around the world by bicycle using nothing more than a paper map as a guide. Stoll searched for answers to the great mysteries of life, vowing to find happiness or die trying. The quest wasn’t easy. He was imprisoned, held hostage, mugged, run over, suspected of terrorism, accused of espionage, nearly trampled by elephants, wounded, diseased, heartbroken—he nearly died a dozen times. But more importantly, Stoll discovered the wonders of the world, kindness among strangers, the meaning of life, peace, love, faith and—Yes!—in the last place left to look, he found happiness.

Re-live and re-imagine an archetypal adventure as a man stumbles through moments of pure survival and moments of pure enlightenment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982784273
Publisher: The Argonauts
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Edition description: Anniversary ed.
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 5 - 12 Years

About the Author

Scott asked himself a question: "If I could do anything, what would I do?" His answer resulted in a quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle (32,344 miles, 4 years, 59 countries, 6 continents). His adventures are chronicled in his best-selling, award-winning book "Falling Uphill," a tale described as having moments from pure survival to pure enlightenment. Upon returning home and seeing the fruits of his journey inspire so many people, Scott hopes to create a life full of entertaining and inspiring tales about his adventures of self-discovery and the magic and mysteries of life. He was honored to be the Cultural Ambassador to Argentina by the US Dept. of State and received the Hosteling International's "Spirit of Adventure Award," among other distinctions. Scott is currently working with local schools as an artist-in-residence, and he's developing a series of workbooks to teach kids how to dream and turn those dreams into reality. For more info visit the author's website: https://ScottStoll.com/

Table of Contents

Map: Where did you go?

Introduction: What was the greatest discovery you made?

Part I: The Call of the Wild

1 Why are you riding a bicycle around the world?

2 How do you ride a bicycle around the world?

3 Aren’t you scared?

Part II: Survival

4 How are you?

5 Give Money?

6 What do you want?

7 Where are you going?

8 Where are you from?

9 What are you doing?

10 Did you ever get attacked by animals?

11 Did you ever get attacked by people?

12 Did you ever get robbed?

13 Did you ever get run over? 80

14 What’s the worst thing that happened?

15 What’s the hardest part?

16 Don’t your legs get tired?

17 Don’t you get lost?

18 Don’t you get sick?

19 Where do you go to the toilet?

20 Where do you sleep?

21 Where do you find water?

22 What do you eat?

Part III: Questing

23 Why don’t you quit?

24 How much does it cost?

25 Can I help you?

26 Would you please visit my home?

27 Are you married?

28 Do you have children?

29 Don’t you miss your family?

30 What is your tribe?

31 Who cares?

32 What are you trying to prove?

33 How did you get so lucky?

34 Are you crazy?

35 Why? (Part 2)

36 How? (Part 2)

PART IV: Oneness

37 Are you on a spiritual journey?

38 What gods do you worship?

39 What was your favorite ___?

40 Did you find peace?

41 Did you fall in love?

42 Did you find happiness?

43 Do you believe in magic?

44 Did you find the meaning of life?

45 Did your trip change you?

46 Did your trip change the world?

47 Do you have any regrets?

48 What are you going to do next?

49 How does it feel to cycle around the world?

PART V: The Return Home

50 What’s it like to return to the “real world”?

51 Did you find what you were looking for?

Afterword: What are you doing now?


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