sunday book reading in santa monica, ca

having funSunday’s reading of Borderlands USA in Santa Monica was delightful.  A dozen friends came by the intimate and relaxed Primo Passo coffee shop for a book excerpt, Q & A, and to take home a signed copy.  Some old friends I haven’t seen in 7 to 25 years!  This was my first event west of the Rockies and I look forward to more readings and such opportunities.

All interior shots, save one, were taken by my old friend and Hollywood director Bruce MacWilliams.   [please hover over images for captions]

About Ben

Ben Batchelder has traveled some of the world's most remote roads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Yet he persists, for through such journeys life unfolds. Having published four books that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, he is a mountain man in Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. His second travel yarn, To Belém & Back, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. For more, visit