Alex is a Faulkner Society award winning author who has appeared on Slate.com, National Geographic Adventure, and Marketplace on NPR. Before abandoning his NY-based tech whiz kid start-up life, he founded E.thePeople, which was the nonpartisan precursor to MoveOn.org.
Alex talks with John about his hilarious book A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise. 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything So You Too Can: Move to a Pacific island, wear a loincloth, read 100 books, build a bungalow, diaper a baby monkey, and maybe, just maybe, fall in love. *Individual results may vary. Baby monkey not included. He talks us through some of the things that make him human: curiosity, risk, love, mischief, kids, and questions that don’t have answers.
You can purchase Alex’s book HERE. I bought and read it and it was worth every penny. Very entertaining and you might learn something too. You can learn more about Alex HERE. Pay him a visit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
And YES, he did have a pet monkey.
With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features a bit of Tacuma Bradely’s Unity Band song Let it Ride off the album Joint Effort. You can pick up that album HERE on Bandcamp, HERE on iTunes, or HERE on Amazon. You can connect with Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.