WALK

SLOW DOWN, WAKE UP & CONNECT at 1-3 MILES per HOUR

by Jonathon Stalls

Release Date: August 16, 2022

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Read & listen:
Paperback, audiobook & e-book

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.

Fall 2022 Book Tour Below
See schedule on the right side bar for upcoming events in Winter 2022 and throughout 2023.

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PRESS, PODCASTS
& MEDIA

{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)

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upcoming events

Monday, Dec 5 | 6:00-7:30 PM MT WALK Book Reading & Virtual Gathering on Zoom

  • Join us for a meaningful time of connection, book reading and Q&A. RSVP here.

Friday, Dec 9 | 4:00-5:30 PM MT WALK Book Reading & Virtual Gathering on Zoom

  • Join us for a meaningful time of connection, book reading and Q&A. RSVP here.

Saturday, Jan 14 | 1:00-3:00 PM MT WALK Book Event with Wholesome Remedies in Denver, CO

  • We will start with an optional 30-40 minute connection walk to nearby Great Lawn Park at 1:00 pm. The book reading/signing will begin inside Wholesome Remedies (1121 Syracuse St) at 2:00 pm. Event page coming soon. Save the date!

Saturday, Jan 28 | 3:00/5:00 PM WALK Book Event with Longmont Walks in OUR Center in Longmont, CO

  • We will start with an optional 30-40 minute connection walk to and along St Vrain Creek path at 3:00 pm. The book reading/signing will begin inside OUR Center at 4:00 pm. Event & registration details.

Friday, April 21 | Time TBD Connection Walk & Book Reading/Signing at Magors & Quinn Bookstore in Minneapolis, MN

  • SAVE THE DATE - We will start with an optional 30-40 minute connection walk followed by a book reading/signing in the bookstore. Registration and details TBD.

SPONSORSHIP

I am looking for a community of sponsors to support the WALK book tour and the PVD2NYC walk. 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:

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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.

$500 WALK TO CONNECT

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.

$100 WALK WITH ME

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