Traveling Without A Passport is a sequel to top selling “The Garden of What Was and Was Not.” Peter Peter McCarthy, a “non-repentant hippie,” continues on his adventures in disappointing later realities. The focus is now on a cataclysmic period in the mid-Seventies after Nixon. As a writer, David Stone manages to be funny as he is fierce, with an eccentric cast buffeting the fringes of American culture.
Five Star Review on Amazon By ted
Stone’s most recent book is his best. It’s an easy read full of humor and insight. Some parts made me laugh so hard I was in tears. This book is a continuation of the chronicles of Pete McCarthy, now taking place mostly in the mid 70’s. Make no mistake, Stone’s discriptions of people, places and events while humorous can also be very provocative. Pete McCarthy’s experiences are so broad it is hard to imagine a reader not identifying with some of them. One wonders if we all know people like those McCarthy befriends, thus, the fun comes from Stone’s writing or, are McCarthy’s friends truly unique? This is a must read-maybe more than once.
About the Author
Originally from Binghamton, New York, David Stone is a New York City based writer of novels, nonfiction books, online content on several platforms as well as a hard copy journalist and reviewer.
He is the author of the Travels With George series of cat adventure and travel books that are illustrated by his wife, cat artist Deborah Julian.
“My novels spring from a backdrop of the revolutionary Sixties, when the sleepy Post War American conformity and contentment was blown apart from more angles than you can count – civil rights, Vietnam, modern art, beats, hippies and the counterculture. My main character, Peter McCarthy, had his most formative experiences in the Sixties. But then, the energetic decade fell into the disillusion of the Seventies. Peter navigates his way through and beyond.”
“I don’t know how to explain my nonfiction books. I never expected to write one, let alone two, but there they were. I had to type them out and put them between covers. These were two of the most surprising, exhilarating experiences I’ve ever had.
The Cat Books
“I’m lucky to be married to an artist who loves travel and cats as much as I do. I managed to recruit her to make my stories of George and Billy’s travels come alive in full color (often funny) illustrations.”