Hope on the River

Hope on the River

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A global pandemic, a leaky raft, and a captain completely
unqualified to navigate the Mighty Mississippi —
What could possibly go wrong?

Afraid of the dark, scared of wild animals, and with no actual mariner skills, Erich Mische
traveled nearly 1,700 miles through ten states for two months on a leaky pontoon with a
garden shed on top to save the nonprofit organization he leads, Spare Key, in the middle
of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Mische quickly learned he was even less qualified for
the trip than he imagined, or others had correctly discerned.

Braving brutal waves and wakes, navigating behemoth barges the size of office buildings,
encountering a hurricane — plus flying carp (!) — all while keeping in touch with
folks via live interviews, live streaming, and blogging, Erich persevered in his quest to
discover, and contribute to, Hope on the River at a time when hope was needed in our
world more than ever.

The questionable decision to undertake the journey on one of the most powerful, legendary,
and dangerous rivers in the world nearly cost Mische his life but never his belief that
America remains the most indispensable nation filled with the most remarkable people
on Earth.

100% of all profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Spare Key, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families facing a medical crisis avoid adding
a financial crisis to their lives through its Help Me Bounce program. Learn more
at: www.HelpMeBounce.org

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BN ID: 2940162229650
Publisher: Spare Key
Publication date: 08/01/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Erich Mische is one of nine children from a family of six boys and three girls. Of all of Eugene and Betty Mische’s children, he possesses the least amount of courage, intelligence, and athleticism. Despite these obvious shortcomings, he managed to survive a trip down the Mississippi River on a homemade raft during a global pandemic on a mission to save the non-profit he leads as Executive Director, Spare Key.

Mische spent 35 years in local, state, and national government and politics. He is a former United States Senate Chief of Staff, White Bear Lake City Council Member, altar boy, and bowling pinsetter at Fairmount Lanes. Undaunted by convention, Mische has lived a lifetime of adventure.

He and his wife, Mary-Helen, live in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota and are the proud parents of Owen and Maisie and an unruly, smelly dog, Sailor.

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