This week, we found out that Ups & Downs was a finalist in the Travel/Travel Guide category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards! Although they’ve already announced the winner (and it wasn’t us), we’re excited to be among the 5 best books in this category!
As a reminder, Ups & Downs is currently a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award. The winners will be announced at Book Expo America on May 25th.
We’ve posted a new excerpt. In this one, Don immortally insults his future daughter-in-law, and the gang passes through “two sucky places.”
Today, Foreword Reviews announced the finalists for their annual Book of the Year Awards, and Ups & Downs by Don & David Kassin Fried made the list!
First, second, and third place winners in each category will be announced in New York City at Book Expo America on May 25th, along with two Editor’s Choice Prizes of $1,500 each. Ups & Downs is among 8 finalists in the Travel Essays category.
We know, it’s been a long time, but we have a new excerpt added. Spending the night in the base station of a ski lift was quite conducive to paranoia – especially with all the stories David had grown up hearing about the Swiss Ski Lift Police. Then, in the morning, we encountered the universe’s most ineffective alien takeover attempt.
“The Code,” the first of the 5 short plays in Don’s Senior Moments, will be performed live on Boulder’s Channel 54 Community Television, Wednesday, January 27th, at 7 pm. After the play, they’ll be interviewing him. You can watch the program live at http://www.cctv54.org, or view it later from the archives.
The October issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier newspaper, serving Longmont and Niwot, Colorado, has a review of Ups & Downs.
Reviewer Donna Currie says, “The reader laughs with them, at them, and then laughs some more … How such a mismatched father-and-son team could make it through several countries on foot without one of them tumbling down a mountainside is a wonder. But make it they did, with some good stories to tell.”