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The First Ride: A Motorcycling Adventure Paperback – April 17, 2012
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About the Author
I consider my books scenes from a long film of my life, each story a segment of a real adventure to which I had been a witness. I invite you to enjoy these and thus make them yours.
Top Customer Reviews
So I ordered the book...and then noticed that you could download a short preview for free with the Kindle app. So I downloaded it, thinking I could get a little headstart on reading it before the actual book arrived in the mail.
OMG...I was hooked! I got so into the story that I went ahead and bought the full Kindle version too. I could not put it down! So I ended up reading about half on the Kindle, then finished it when the actual book came.
This guy is an amazing writer. He knows how to lay out a story and keep you wrapped. I didn't want it to end. And I really hope he writes more, because his writing style puts him right up there with some of the best travel writers.
I did find that he had also written a short story in relation to this book called, "The Men Who Drowned." Wow...that was a powerful piece, and I highly recommend that too.
The Men Who Drowned (Painful Memories)
Buy this guy's books, and encourage him to keep on writing!
In unflinching self-revelation the author takes us on two journeys, the one through Central America, and the more intimate one, where he meets his soul. We watch him wrestle with potholes of the road and defects of character, alternately the sullen, judgmental child who makes the reader cringe and an admirably humble, ethical and caring man. His discerning eye describes scenery and others’ personalities with a wry wit that makes the reader grateful to be along on the journeys.
Men’s stories of self-exploration are relatively rare. As Everyman, Mr. Rosenberg does an admirable job of revealing how to find balance while embracing one’s humanity. This is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Riding … but more intimate.
This book was a fun read and I zipped right through it, wanting to feel the wind in my face again. I recommend it for anyone who wants to take an exciting motorcycle tour from their armchair.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I almost hope this was fiction. If a man has friends like author he needs to start over. I would of left the group and ventured out on my own long before leaving the group of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. Howell
The First Ride is a good-hearted, adventurous page-turner. Author Alexander Rosenberg gives a frank and funny account of learning to ride a motorcycle so he could accompany a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mrs M
I don't usually read "guy" books, but when a friend recommended I read this one, I found myself mysteriously pulled from the first sentence. Read morePublished on April 6, 2014 by Starsetfree
Once I started this book, I found it hard to put down. It was well written and hilarious. His choice of details and descriptions left me holding my breath at times and laughing out... Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Kathy
I just finished reading The First Ride. I'm touched, inspired and misty-eyed. Alexander does a beautiful job of conveying the soul-moving adventure of travel, from the perspective... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Suzanne Reilley
Quite an enjoyable adventure. A good read which I did not want to put down the book.
I think the funniest part of the adventure was the wonderful directions from " Beatrice". Read more
I love to ride and thought this book might provide a distraction as I while away the winter months in the Northwest. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I'm seldom impressed by other people's travel experiences, secretly considering my own to be far superior. This is not the case with The First Ride. Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by Picky Girl