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Michael Joseph Oswald

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Michael Joseph Oswald (born June 18, 1980) is an award-winning American travel writer. In 2003 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in electrical engineering and chemistry. After four years working in a corporate environment, he escaped to a more adventurous lifestyle only to be mugged in Colombia, South America. Injuries sustained required surgery, and failure to follow doctor's orders blessed him with a permanently prostrate pinkie. This unfortunate event resulted in prompt return home and pursuit of safer travel: kayaking, biking, and hiking across America's National Parks. The fruit of these endeavors is Michael's debut title: Your Guide to the National Parks.

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Average rating: 4.24 · 101 ratings · 21 reviews · 51 distinct works · Similar authors
Your Guide to the National ...
4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Your Guide to Grand Canyon ...
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Your Guide to Mesa Verde Na...
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Your Guide to Mammoth Cave ...
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Your Guide to Carlsbad Cave...
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Your Guide to Crater Lake N...
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Your Guide to Zion National...
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Deeply disturbing yet uncommonly elegant.
Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth
Lost in the Funhouse
by John Barth
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I absolutely loved the eponymous short story. Others (Life-Story, Menelaiad) seemed like homework assignments where Barth takes a very heavy-handed approach to show off some literary style--which is fine, but, in my mind, the content should at least ...more
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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
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While I'm presently more of a "believer" than I've ever been, I think my opinions on this work of nonfiction are better off kept to myself.
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Ratner's Star
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I liked bits and pieces. There's quite a bit of humor. The premise is good...but the book wasn't. I like DeLillo's style, so I'll give him another go.
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Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature and exploring the world through books, you hav ...more



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