"Journey Man is travel writing at its best - honest, gritty, informative, and inspiring." ForeWord Reviews (11/19/2012)
"Journey Man: A World Calling is an extraordinary true-life adventure, highly recommended especially for the armchair travelers everywhere." The Midwest Book Review (12/2012)
"He [Claassen] tells his stories so compellingly that readers feel they are with him in the jungle, or on the sidewalks of New York. Claassen takes us on travels from 1974 through 2006, and each stop offers a slice into his entertaining life. He leaves us wanting more stories of his travels and travails." St. Louis Post-Dispatch (12/22/2012)
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (2/18/2013). "This self-described "global village project" of an odyssey spans three decades' worth of travels in nine countries and the narrator's evolution throughout his pilgrimages and spiritual rebirths. Not for the casual tourist, Claassen is drawn to challenging situations. Ever conscious of the reader, he continuously provides background facts and texts to support the events of his episodes. His collection of adventures will satisfy any reader interested in a spiritual retreats or a distinctive traveling experience."
William Claassen, a nomad raised in Kansas, has tread numreous paths over the years. From community organizing in the South and stage acting in the East to tree planting in the Northwest and development work abroad, the author continues to seek out new vistas. His wide range of interests, from politics and cultural diversity to comparative religions and the arts, has taken him to more than forty countries on five continents. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.