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by Jonathon Stalls

Release Date: August 16, 2022

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Penguin Random House

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From the North Atlantic Books website: "A transformative collection of essays on the power of walking to connect with ourselves, each other, and nature itself. In 2010, Jonathon Stalls and his blue-heeler husky mix began their 242-day walk across the United States, depending upon each other and the kindness of strangers along the way. In this collection of essays, Stalls explores walking as waking up: how a cross-country journey through the family farms of West Virginia, the deep freedom of Nevada’s High desert, and everywhere in between unlocked connections to his deepest aches and dreams–and opened new avenues for renewal, connection, and change.

While most of us won’t walk or roll across the country, the deep wisdom and insights that Stalls receives from the people, land, and animals he meets on his pilgrimage have profound impacts for each of us. He shares how walking deepened his relationship to himself as a gay man, offering deep and clarifying emotional medicine. He confronts the systemic racism, classism, and ableism that shape and reshape the communities he walks through. And he invites readers to become awakened activists, to begin healing our culture’s profound separation from the natural world.


WALK is for those who crave to feel and embody, not just know and study, their way through complex themes that live in each chapter: vulnerability, human dignity, presence, mystery, and resistance. With dedicated practices–like connecting to Earth stewardship, moving into vulnerability, and walking and rolling with intention–Stalls’ WALK is an urgent and glorious call to slow down, look around, and engage with the world in front of us. It awakens us to what we miss when we’re driving by, flying over, and rushing past what surrounds us. It’s an invitation to move, to connect, to participate deeply in the world–and to dissolve the barriers that disconnect us from each other and the living Earth.


2023 (most recent at bottom):

{Podcast} Hitting the Road - Unorthodox with Tablet Magazine (Gentile of the Week)

{Podcast} Tablet Magazine - Take One Talmud To Go (Nedarim 29) 

{Podcast} Looking UP Stream - A We Are Chaffee Podcast - Chaffee County Colorado 

{Podcast/YouTube} WALK - Slow Down, Wake Up & Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour - Hacking HR with Enrique Rubio

{Podcast} Walk Across America? He did... - The MOVEMENT Movement with Steven Sashen

{Podcast} WALK - A Wedge Live Book Club Selection - Wedge LIVE with John Edwards (Minneapolis)

{Local/Regional News} A Revolution On Foot "Walking Artist" Jonathon Stalls Strolls Across the Country for Pedestrian Rights - Racket Minnesota - Mag/Online News with Jerard Fagerberg

{National News} 3 Planning Influencers Share Social Media Engagement Tips - American Planning Association with Sakshi Udavant

2022 (most recent at bottom):

{Podcast} "Walking with Pedestrian Dignity", Talking Headways, by Jeff Wood

{National News} "Slow Transportation Should be a Human Right", Streetsblog USA, by Kea Wilson

{Local News} "Explore North Denver at 1-3 Miles Per Hour", Denver North Star, by Kathryn White

{Podcast} Alamosa Citizen + Valley Pod with Chris Lopez

{Podcast} "The Life-Changing Benefits of a Slow Walk with Jonathon Stalls", Wellness While Walking Podcast, by Carolyn Cohen

{Podcast} "WALK - Slow Down, Wake Up & Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour with Jonathon Stalls" - Magical Mystery Tour by Tonio Epstein

{Podcast} "Killer Roads" - Arrested Mobility by Charles T. Brown

{Local News} "Changing Hearts & Minds 3MPH At a Time" - Boulder Weekly by Ben Berman

{Local News} "TikTok Titans Take Road Less Traveled" New Haven Independent by Nora Grace-Flood

{Local/Regional News} "Why did an author walk 215-mile from Providence to New York?" Amy Russo finds out..." Providence Journal by Amy Russo

{Podcast} "Deepening Connections by Walking" on Keep Connected Podcast with Meetup CEO David Siegel 

{Podcast} "How Walking Saved This One Man's Life" on City Cast Denver with Bree Davies

{Podcast} "Walking the Walk with Jonathon Stalls" on War on Cars with Sarah Goodyear

{Podcast} "WALK - Slow Down, Wake Up & Connect" on Keepin' It Real with Jimbo (Up 2 Me Radio)


See flyer below and visit the PVD2NYC page here to see the 200+ mile walking route that kicked off the tour in 2022.

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upcoming events

Saturday, June 17 | 5:00 PM (Walk) 6:00 PM (Reading & Signing) Connection Walk & Book Reading at Tattered Cover in Colorado Springs, CO

  • Author reading/signing will begin at 6:00 pm at Tattered Cover Colorado Springs. We will have a 40-45 minute connection walk that will begin at 5:00 pm. We will move on downtown streets and along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. Walk/Reading Event details & RSVP. Please plan on attending the book reading if you also plan to attend the walk!

Saturday, July 29 | 3:00 PM (Walk) 4:00 PM (Reading & Signing) WALK Book Event + Connection Walk at Browsers Bookstore in Olympia, WA

Thursday, Aug 3 | 6:00 PM (Walk) 7:00 PM (Reading & Signing) WALK Book Event + Connection Walk at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, WA


I am looking for a community of sponsors to support the WALK book tour. Sponsorship can be from individuals, organizations or businesses and individuals supporting or promoting various organizations/businesses/causes. All sponsors have the choice to be promoted throughout the tour.


Please reach out if you want to become a sponsor or if you have any questions: jonathon (at) intrinsicpath (dot) com.

Current Sponsors:

North Atlantic Books, Arbolista, Anita on behalf of James,

Nicole, Jennifer, Lynn, Denver Public Library, Chaffee County Public Health, Park Hill Sunrise Walkers (Janet, Dawn, Andy, Kevin, Tisa, Ellen, and Sue), Phyllis, Sara, Intrinsic Paths Patrons 

Book Tour Sponsorship Goal: $6,000

My total book tour sponsorship and fundraising goal is $6,000

We have currently raised $4,900 (of $6,000) in sponsorship support.
Remaining amount: $1,100.

Sponsor Logos & Websites:


Suggested Sponsorship Levels:


$1,000 WALK IT OUT 

Name & logo of org, company or cause on webpage and promoted throughout entire tour and PVD2NYC walk on social media. Thank you ink art prints &

Earth Stone jewelry.


Name & logo of org, company or cause on webpage and promoted throughout entire tour and PVD2NYC walk on social media. Thank you ink art prints.


Name of org, company or cause on webpage and promoted on a specific day along PVD2NYC walk on social media.

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