“I want others to go out in the world with an idea, with intentions and means, and come back with a story about how their actions affected the world and how they themselves were shaped by the results.”–Hand, You Shall Know Our Velocity
- Here’s what happens:
- Two friends–Will and Hand–take off on a global journey to give away $32,000 to people in need. This journey reveals many details about their own flaws and pain, their friendship, and the beautiful difficulties of travel.
- It’s good because:
- It’s a completely unexpected and unique story that explores the dimensions of charity, travel, and self discovery in a (sometimes uncomfortably) different way.
- Read if:
- You enjoy bizarre travel stories–and simultaneously thinking about the very nature of love, grief, friendship, and motion. Think the occasionally misguided good intentions of Invisible Children, meets the unbelievable adventure debacles of Without a Paddle, with the occasional introspective insights of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Up next: Colombia with Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez