FROM PETER: In 1973, I set off with a backpack and my dog Cooper looking for America, searching for adventure and myself, although I didn't know about the "myself" part in the beginning. I lived with and listened to people from every kind of life and learned so much. From that five year walk across America, came two books, A WALK ACROSS AMERICA and THE WALK WEST. To the surprise of me, and the publishing community, both these books went on the NY Times Best sellers list. Many said that inspiring stories about mostly unknown people would not sell.
"A WALK ACROSS AMERICA" has been a best seller for over twenty years.