Last month, I announced the release of my next book, A DECADE a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home.
It’s about how exactly I became a traveler, my entire life as a backpacker, all of the lessons I learned, and what those lessons mean for travelers. It features stories I’ve never told and goes deeper into my philosophy on travel than I ever have upon this blog.
This book follows the “emotional” journey of a vacation all over the world: obtaining the bug, the planning, leaving, the highs, the lows, the friends, what goes on when you keep coming back — and the lessons and advice that include all that.
And the first reviews have been very good!
“In his heartfelt explanation and exploration, Matt runs through just why he’s been out there, backpacking the world for a decade. By the finish we’ve definitely realized, like Matt, how important travel is and how escaping . there, on the highway, could make you, me and the world an improved place. It’s an excellent pity certain people towards the top of the world’s power pyramid never really had slightly taste of the nomadic experience.” — Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet
“Throughout his ruminations on what travel affected him, Kepnes interweaves his tales of friends, girlfriends, and great loves discovered among exotic backdrops and how starting a blog (nomadicmatt.com) about his adventures altered just how he traveled. His story is among heartbreak, self-discovery, and the constant travel itch he previously to scratch to be remembered as the person he was said to be. An entertaining, quick read by a guy who did what most of us only dream of.” — Kirkus Book Reviews
The book comes out July 16th and I’ll be performing a book tour over the USA and Canada during the period of the summertime!
If you wish to become listed on the book tour, listed below are our dates:
A DECADE a Nomad Book Tour
|July 16||NY, NY: The Strand Bookstore @ 7pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|July 17||Boston, MA: The Harvard Coop @ 7pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|July 18||Philadelphia, PA: Penn Book Center @ 6:30pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|July 22||Washington DC: Politics and Prose at the Wharf @ 7pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|July 23||Miami, FL: Books & Books @ 8pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|July 24||Tampa, FL: Oxford Exchange @ 6:30pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|July 30||Detroit, MI: Pages Bookshop @ 6:00pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|July 31||Chicago, IL: City Lit Books @ 6:30pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 1||Dallas, TX: Half Price Books (Flagship) @ 7:00pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 5||Austin, TX: Book People @ 7pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 6||Houston, TX: Brazos Bookstore @ 6:30pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 7||Denver, CO: Tattered Cover — Historic Lodo @ 7pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 8||NORTH PARK, CA: Warwick’s @ 7:30pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 12||LA, CA: The Last Bookstore @ 7:30pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 14||Portland, OR: Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing @ 7:00pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 15||SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA: Book Passage at Corte Madera @ 7pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 16||Seattle, WA: Third Place Books @ 6pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 19||Vancouver, BC: Indigo (Robson) @ 7:00pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 26||Toronto, ON: Indigo (Bay-Bloor) @ 7:00pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 31||Montreal, QC: Indigo (Place Montreal) @ 1:00pm||EVENT DETAILS|