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Bike Tour Adventures Podcast
Interview 045: Cory Mortensen | The Buddha and the Bee: Biking through America's forgotten roadways on an accidental journey of discovery
"In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I speak with Cory Mortensen about his 2-month leave of absence in which he cycled from Minnesota to California. In this story of self-discovery, Cory broke away from society’s expectations and embarked on an adventure that forever changed his life’s trajectory. After 20 years of adventure and travel, Cory has finally written a memoir on his life-changing adventure. Titled, The Buddha and the Bee: Biking through America’s forgotten roadways on an accidental journey of discovery. Today, we will discus Cory’s new book, how the adventure changed his life, and what compelled him to make such drastic changes to his life in the aftermath."
The Lectorem & Books
Blog Post: The Buddha and The Bee by Cory Mortensen
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[Excerpt from Post] This book gave me the refreshment I needed; to put it more precisely, it was a short vacation from everything that I was reading and living. While reading this memoir, I went through the myriads of experiences with the author and lived the lives and places I have no connections with. It triggered some suppressed desires that I’d buried deep down in my mind and compelled those emotions that were just too surreal.
Devon Street Review
Blog Post: The Buddha and the Bee: Biking Through America's Forgotten Roadways on a Journey of Discovery - Cory Mortensen
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[Excerpt from Post] At times, The Buddha and the Bee feels like what would happen if Jeff Spicoli, Sean Penn's iconic anti-hero from Fast Times at Ridgemont High had taken up biking and set his sights on San Francisco. Dude.
The Buddha and the Bee sort of turns the idea of the inspirational memoir upside down, a few obscenities here and there joined at the hip by an occasional joint and near daily rural roadside Chinese dinners and overnight stays in forgotten America's roadside motels.