I’m thrilled to announce a book deal for one of the nicest, most interesting people I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, David Good, a Yanomami American who recently had his story told on CBS Sunday Morning. Here’s a link to the story, but in a nutshell, David’s father was a prominent anthropologist who went to Venezuela to study the Yanomami and eventually married a Yanomami woman and brought her back to suburban New Jersey. The Yanomami rose to prominence because they were one of the very last indigenous people to have no exposure to the outside world and David’s mother had an extremely difficult time adjusting to her life in America, so much so that she eventually retreated back to the jungle and disappeared from his life. David grew up motherless and very resentful until the day he decided to change all that and journey deep into the jungle to try to find her. The amazing story of their reunion and all the ways that it changed David’s life will be detailed in his book, THE WAY AROUND, which I was so pleased to sell to the terrific Mark Chait and his fabulous team at Dey Street Books/HarperCollins.
To find out more about David Good and his nonprofit, the Good Project, check out his Facebook page or website or flickr or twitter feed. He’s a truly inspirational person with a huge heart and I couldn’t be happier about this.
Here’s the announcement:
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