If you could ask everyone you met just one question what would you ask?
At 35 and smack in the middle of a crossroads in his life, Ty Sassaman embarked on a journey to find himself, come to terms with his past, and look to the future. He ventured into the world with a single question, one he hoped would help him uncover a fundamental truth of his own—not knowing it would continually reveal the honesty, humor, and thoughtfulness of the Americans he met along the way.
Offering a unique blend of memoir and travel writing, Just One Question invites the reader to ask and answer the most important questions in life while the traveling the scenic highways of the United States. Along the way, Sassaman reflects on the thoughts of Americans, what they dream, what they fear, and most of all, the questions they ask.
From Boston to Burning Man, into the wilds of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and out to the beaches of sunny California, readers are invited along on Sassaman’s expansive, free-wheeling road trip, all in the pursuit of Just One Question. Postcards sprinkled throughout contain questions from participants such as Phyllis Diller, Al Franken, Dave Barry, and even Dear Abby.
Join us for a special Valentine's Book Launch event featuring signed books, red roses, and a photobooth, where we'll post your own questions to www.justonequestion.org!
A finalist for the Loft Literary Prize, Ty Sassaman's writing has appeared in The Sun magazine, the Georgia Review, the Dudley Review, on the TEDx stage, and in carefully corked bottles set into both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River. He lives in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis.