"A life-altering experience... teaching, traveling, and transformation." (San Jose Mercury News)
"Inspirational and striking... travel writing at its best." (Midwest Book Review)
"Sweeps you across the ocean to another land... a journey that will leave you forever changed." (The Book Wheel)
"A brilliant new writer... an unforgettable journey." (Anodea Judith, author of Waking the Global Heart)
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When the school year ends, a harder and sweeter journey begins. With just a backpack and a handful of wild expectations, he sets off alone across the vastness of China, along the Silk Road in the north, and to the edge of ancient Tibet in the west. His rugged path brings friendship, danger, romance, and wild encounters with fate that transform his basic understanding of right and wrong, beauty and love, suffering and happiness.
A journey across China and through the soul of a young American, Double Happiness is both travel writing at its very finest and a groundbreaking story of coming of age in the era of globalization.