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Product Details

  • Paperback: 423 pages
  • Publisher: Fearless Puppy (January 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615183085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615183084
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,092,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

“Once you accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.” Albert Einstein. Doug “Ten” Rose has metaphorically worn stripes and plaid all his life. He has thirty years experience raising funds for various causes under some very adverse personal circumstances. He has invented and directed charity projects involving rock stars, pro sports teams, governors, and senators - projects which raised awareness and large sums of money for others, often while he remained homeless himself and panhandled for food money in the streets. He has recently written Fearless Puppy on American Road and Reincarnation Through Common Sense. True to form, ALL author profits from these books will be donated to sponsor Wisdom Professionals (beginning with but not exclusive to Tibetan Nuns and Monks). Ten has degrees in Comparative Religion and the survival of heroin addiction. He is also the graduate of thirty-five years and over a hundred thousand miles of travel without ever driving a car, or having a bank account, telephone, or a bill in his name. Ten may be the most comedic smartass as well as the wisest and most entertaining survivor of the hitchhiking adventurers that used to cover America’s highways. The term “crazy wisdom” is often used, but rarely meets its match the way it does in this author. Ten Rose and his work are a vibrant part of the present and future as well as an essential remnant of a vanishing breed. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Doug Ten Rose has hitchhiked around America for 40 years, encountering Tibetan Lamas, Native American wise people, senators, governors, junkies, winos, hookers, rock stars, an all-lesbian rock band playing a concert for the deaf, the modern day Robin Hood, and more. These, and many other amazing characters are described in Fearless Puppy on American Road. "Ten" was also rescued and adopted by a temple full of Monks and Nuns in Southeast Asia. He stayed there for a half-year, although not studying Buddhism (certainly not in any conventional sense!) This story will be published soon with the title Reincarnation Through Common Sense.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Sommers on March 1, 2013
Format: Paperback
Ten Rose is a unique writer who will spin your head with wildly profound observations and satirical nuance, leaving you grounded, laughing, and stunned by his wit. Fearless Puppy on American Road speaks as social commentary and romping travel adventure, pivoting on his reflections as a devoted hitchhiker and student of humanity. The work showcases Rose's style of demented prose and schtick bringing many things to light, on his journey down the road to beyond and back. It is something of an unknown American classic. In this and even more so his second book, Reincarnation Through Common Sense, Rose also incorporates Buddhist thought and quotes many of the worlds' wisest thinkers, as a platform for invoking his own meditations and provocative muse. Hang on to your seat - there are bizarre things that happen in this book of travel tales - but it's well worth the ride.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By digger do on February 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
A unique,compelling true story which gives insight into a interesting alternative life style. A quest for a higher meaning than the collection of things. Recommended for all you fearless ones who never stop lookin for another adventure.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Corinne H. Smith VINE VOICE on November 12, 2008
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If anyone could make a living by hitchhiking across America, Brooklyn native Douglas Rose could. At first, holding out his thumb was just a way of seeing the country with his girlfriend Mary. Seven years later when she grew weary of the road, Doug continued on his own to wander from place to place. Sometimes he had a "make believe destination" to lead him. Other times, not. He supported himself by landing casual jobs along the way: like playing the part of a biker extra in a TV drama in NYC, or spending a year as an assistant manager of a Chicago blues club. Drugs and alcohol kept finding him, though. So did willing women. But so did teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. During a Kalachakra initiation in Boston, Doug was given the name Tenzin Karma Trinley. "Ten," for short. Thus did his random roaming often seque into a personal spiritual quest.

Eventually Ten discovered the perfect "career," as it were: canvassing the countryside to fund-raise and promote worthy causes. Beginning with Greenpeace, he spread the word and sent back contributions to the home office. He has since worked on behalf of needy folks in Africa and in Mexico. In fact, all of the profits raised from the sale of this book will be passed on to those kinds of organizations. Ten has seen for himself, through his travels, how much work remains to be done out there.

It's interesting that by the end of this book, Ten still describes himself as "homeless." After reading about his 30+ years on the road, I believe he is more at home in his own skin and in the United States at large than any of the rest of us could ever claim to be. Call him a Contemporary Kerouac or a Castanedic Tibetan, Doug "Ten" Rose has led enough experiences for ten lifetimes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly L. Martel on December 23, 2008
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Did you ever get on a rollercoaster ride and when you got off you had 5 years more education and a smile? Try reading Fearless Puppy on American Road by Doug "Ten" Rose. The book relates diverse episodes of debauchery to a search for Dharma. It speaks to the spiritual journey of faith in many forms. I would say it is just right as a "looking for love in all the wrong places" story and is great for those wanting a vicarious lift.

This book is the true story of a 15 year old Brooklyn, New York drug dealer who runs away from home to get away from it all, with no idea that he's looking for something. He finds it anyway. I believe that anyone interested in the life changing events that shape any kind of journey, will have a wonderful time reading (and probably rereading) this book.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Woodstock circa 1969 on November 22, 2008
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After reading Fearless Puppy on Americn Road I found myself salivating for the next edition in the Dog Soldier Trilogy. After growing up in the NYC area during the 60's and 70's I often wondered what it would have been like to "take it on the road". "Ten" has provided me with that information in this first installment of the Dog Soldier Trilogy. There was so much in this first installment that I now have some idea of what it might have been like. Being a fan and a regular at the Electric Circus (back in the day) I found so very much in this book that I could relate to. It was kinda like reading what my life might have been like without ever having risked taking the risk. "Ten" did that for all of us.

This kinda thing makes me wish that I had the gumption to "take it on the road" back then. God knows we all wanted to. For those of us from that (NYC) generation who did not "take it on the road" Ten lets us all know what we missed. His endless array of adventures and countless list of interesting people that he literally "stumbles" upon during the way provide a refreshing rendition of what might have been.

I have read this book "Fearless Puppy on American Road" 3 times now and each and every time it has provided further and further insight into what might have been. I am about to embark upon my fourth reading and am ready to absorb the teachings that abound in the book. This is much more than an account of a hitching hippie in the 60's and 70's it is also a well intertwined Castenda like education.

The fact that the proceeds from this book are to be donated to wisdom proffesionals around the world has justified my multiple purchases. Each time I read this book I feel compelled to purchase a new copy.
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