Meet David Flinn: Local Newbury Author

Join a discussion on the importance of living an adventurous life.

About his book: “Mzungu!” [ma-zun-goo] bellow the children when they see me climb out of the safari truck. It’s Swahili for wanderer, and I smile since I’m not just another ordinary foreigner. Mount Kenya is the second largest peak in Africa, a mere sixty miles away from my birthplace. My parents moved to Uganda as missionaries, and thirty years later, I’m back. Do you relish tromping through the wilderness, hitchhiking across Canada, being kidnapped by Native Americans, or soloing ice-covered mountains? The fast-paced book mirrors the soul searching of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and the humor of Bill Bryson’s Walk in the Woods.

About the author: DAVID FLINN writes about living an adventurous life. He was born in Kampala, Uganda. His first book, Climb Like a Mzungu, is a memoir covering a ten-year span from 1980 to 1990. After years of bounding around, he lives on the ocean, braving nor’easters and planning his next adventure.

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