5.5 X 8.5 trade paperback
States of Mind Collection - book 3
author: Brad Herzog
BOOK 3 OF THE STATES OF MIND COLLECTION
It all began with an invitation to a college reunion, leading Brad Herzog to take stock: How has he measured up to his youthful aspirations? What constitutes a heroic life? So this modern-day Odysseus in Kerouac clothing embarks on a cross-country quest for insight. But instead of a voyage home to Ithaka following the Trojan War, this would-be hero is making his way toward his alma mater in Ithaca, New York.
Starting with a view of Washington’s Mount Olympus, Herzog makes his way eastward, delving into his own psyche and the lives of everyday heroes along the way. He meets a teacher in a rural one-room schoolhouse in Troy (Oregon), a lifelong hobo in Iliad (Montana), a bomb-diffusing soldier from Sparta (Wisconsin) and an 87-year-old paragon of reliability in Pandora (Ohio).
TURN LEFT AT THE TROJAN HORSE is a philosophical, historical and conversational trek across America and through the universal truths embedded in ancient myths. However, in the end it is simply the story of one man trying to find his way.
PRAISE FOR TURN LEFT AT THE TROJAN HORSE:
"This is how a quest should be done... Herzog's stitching is so good, so seamless—he follows Odysseus' story until it becomes his own. — Los Angeles Times
"He captures stunning details of the American landscape. The hero's return is irresistible... a near-perfect ending." — Kirkus Reviews
“Turn Left at the Trojan Horse had me howling with laughter and nodding pensively at the razor-sharp observation.” — Tahir Shah, author of In Search of King Solomon’s Mines
“Herzog is the perfect travel companion: funny, wise, and as good a storyteller as you’ll find on the open road.” — Chad Millman, author of Invincible and The Detonators
“To quote another storyteller, his words winged like arrows to the mark.” — AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically
“As we sit in Herzog’s passenger seat, we cannot help but stare out the window and even see our own reflection in the glass. — Liz Robbins, author of A Race Like No Other
"Herzog's books are emerging as the new classics of American travel writing." — American Book Review