Book Signing with Matt Bindig
In the summer of 2019, while staring down a deadening depression, Matt Bindig packed up his family for a three-week road trip out West - circling through six national parks - searching for the truth behind Bill Clinton's words, "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." After twenty-one days and 3,700 miles, he returned to his mind-numbingly normal suburban life with a collection of classic family photos and a journal full of scribbled notes. Six months later, COVID arrived and the world changed forever. Far From The Twisted Reach is built around the story of that trip, but it's more than just a travelogue. It's also a reflection on humanity's relationship with nature, our carcinogenic compulsion to consume, and the effort it takes to sustain a long, loving marriage. Riding shotgun along the way are passages on the pain of aging, an increasingly fruitless search for spirituality, and the challenges that come with being a dad in a country on the brink. Mostly though, it's a book about hope - lost and found
Matt Bindig was educated at Hobart College and Harvard University and lives in the Buffalo, NY area with his wife and children. He is the author of the 2016 novel, Nothing Here Is Real.
This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at Talking Leaves.