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Dan Book8 When hiker Dan Szczesny and his nine-year-old ward, Janelle, first set foot on the trail to Mt. Kearsarge in Nov. 2011, neither of them knew that this easy hike to one of the state’s most popular mountain tops would change both their lives. But what followed was a hiking odyssey that lasted over a year as the two hikers cross-crossed the state on their way to a 225-mile epic attempt to complete a little-known hiking list called The 52 With a View.

Bondcliff Books is proud to present The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie, the highly anticipated hiking memoir that chronicles the journey of the author and his young but ambitious hiking partner as this unlikely pair formed a unique and unforgettable bond that transformed both their lives.

And while The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie takes the readers through some special mountains, the book is also a personal memoir and travelogue of two friends. This personal account of what happened when the author and his wife unexpectedly became part-time caretakers of nine-year-old twins is a wonderful meditation on the transformative power of friendship, commitment and the many meanings of family.

Dan, the associate publisher of The Hippo, is a long-time journalist and writer. He’s a member of the AMC’s 4,000-footer club and has written extensively about the outdoors and hiking. Most recently, he spent a month in Nepal trekking to Everest Base Camp. Dan is available for interviews through Bondcliff Books or by contacting him directly at danszczesny@gmail.com For more information about the book or the ongoing adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie, go to the book’s website at http://www.52withaview.com.

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The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie can be purchased at a bookstore near you or through the following links:

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2 thoughts on “About / Buy the Book

  1. Fantastic, I’ll look for the book in May!

  2. Sunshine Chris

    I can’t wait to read the book!

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