[BOOK SIGNING] Brandon Wilson is back on Maui promoting his award-winning book Yak Butter Blues: A Tibetan Trek of Faith. The book has already won the IPPY award. The book is a travel journal of Brandon Wilson who, with his wife Cheryl, hiked 650 miles from Lhasa, Tibet into Kathmandu, Nepal. Brandon and Cheryl Wilson were the first Western couple to complete the ancient trek that is now forbidden to Tibetans.
Traveling across the Himalayan plains, the couple encountered inhospitable weather, hunger and even gunshots from bandits. The story is interlaced with memories of kindness and the help the couple received along the way. It’s said to be an “intimate glimpse into the lives of their hosts, the generous Tibetan people.”
Maui Booksellers will be hosting the book signing and an accompanying Powerpoint presentation of the pictures taken during this nearly impossible journey. After the presentation Brandon will sign copies of his books and chat with guests.
This inspiring story is sure to captivate and motivate any would-be adventurer. If for no other reason, read this book so that when you’re old and senile and can’t distinguish between what you merely imagined from what you actually accomplished, you’ll be able to look back and fondly remember your harrowing trek across the Himalayas. Ask yourself, “Can I afford not to live vicariously through this book?” Maui Booksellers is located at 105 N. Market St. in Wailuku. I seriously doubt it. You can preview pictures and a sample book chapter at www.PilgramsTales.com. [GABRIELLE POCCIA]