nat’l launch of “my world book 2″

Listening to question

The national launch of My World Book 2 at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL on Nov. 8th was a rollicking success.

Nearly 25 enthusiastic people attended, with Q&A extending well beyond the presentation’s duration.  Local journalist and long-time friend, Doreen Hemlock, kindly introduced Ben.

The event was livestreamed on FB Live. You can watch the recording here:



After the reception, a select crew stayed on in the relaxing courtyard, closing the café down.  Before then, a generous reader in the café was the first to purchase both Books 1 & 2, for signing.  [please hover over images for captions]

Thanks to Herb Walker, Kristina Ovchinnikova, and Paola De Angeli for their photos!



About ben

Ben Batchelder has traveled some of the world's most remote roads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Yet he persists, for through such journeys life unfolds. Having published four books that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, he is a mountain man in Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. His second travel yarn, To Belém & Back, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. For more, visit

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