Smack in the middle of a crossroads in his life Ty Sassaman embarked on a cross-country journey to find himself and come to terms with his past. He ventured into the world with a single question one he hoped would help him uncover a fundamental truth of his own-not knowing it would continually reveal the honesty humor and thoughtfulness of the Americans he met along the way.
Combining the intimacy of the PostSecret postcard project with the reflective candor of A Walk Across America Ty Sassaman's Just One Question deftly weaves together a unique blend of memoir and travel writing. In their recommended review Kirkus called Just One Question "a compelling journey across the continent and into the author's own past.
Forward author and explorer John Huston agreed saying Just One Question is "a wonderful book of many layers a road story on one level a portrait of a certain cultural zeitgeist and a spiritual journey all rolled into one."
From Boston to Burning Man into the wilds of Minnesota's Boundary Waters and out to the beaches of sunny California readers are invited along on Sassaman's expansive free-wheeling road trip all in the pursuit of Just One Question.
Ty Sassaman was born in Kalamazoo Michigan. He was a finalist for The Loft Literary Prize (2013) and his writing and photographs have appeared in The Sun The Georgia Review Booth (online) and The Dudley Review.
He received a dual BA in English and Philosophy from Western Michigan University and a master's degree in education from Harvard. He lives in Minneapolis Minnesota.