Join us for an exciting evening with local author J. Robert Harris as he discusses his extraordinary exploits while backpacking in some of the world’s most tantalizing places, largely alone and unsupported. J.R. has almost fifty years of wilderness travel experience. Spanning 50 years, his stories are by turns funny, tragic, and uplifting, and are all told in a down-to-earth, engaging style.
Way Out There is a lively yet introspective book by a restless soul that will attract countless readers who love to travel, as well as armchair adventurers and communities looking for outdoor role models. The foreword is by the late Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr., one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilots during World War II.
“J.R. knows how to tell a story. The stories are at times intriguing, hilarious, tragic, unusual, uplifting, and informative, all told by a down-to-earth storyteller with an engaging sense of humor who revels in exploring not just the world but the periphery of his comfort zone.”
—Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. Tuskegee Airmen and former commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group, World War II
J. Robert Harris is the founder and president of a marketing research and consulting company. The lessons he has learned in the wilderness environment—preparation, decision making, teamwork, facing the unknown—apply to the corporate environment as well. Because of this unique, dual expertise in business and outdoor skills, he continues to be a sought-after speaker and writer on both topics. He lives in Queens, NY, and keeps a website at www.jrinthewilderness.com.