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4.41  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  18 reviews
"Go Outside and Come Back Better" is nature's brochure, an inspirational travel essay woven through a landscape photography collection. Readers will discover nature's power to teach, inspire, and improve lives. With 160 color photos from parks in all 50 U.S. states, "Go Outside" combines America's beautiful scenery with down-to-earth insight into how everyone--not just adv ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by River Stream Media
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A wonderful book. Beautiful, glossy photo's all taken by the author (who is apparently not a professional photographer). The writing is inspirational, healing and encouraging. It also encompasses the greater spirituality of nature (without speaking of any specifics). Through out the book are quotes from the author's nature, super-hero John Muir. As a nature-girl myself this is going up there as one of my favorite books of 2015. I look forward to another book from Mr. Lizzi in the near future.

Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was expecting cerebral gushings. After opening and seeing lots of pretty pictures, I expected a picture book with some John Muir quotes. Then I read and fell in love. There are indeed, many gorgeous photos, good enough to make the book worth picking up by themselves. There were also some John Muir quotes. There was information about the photo locations and brief notes about the natural history of the places shown. All these were great. However, the best part was the text which in down to earth ...more
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received the book Go Outside and Come Back Better from Goodreads and Ron Lizzi for an honest review. Thank you to both Goodreads and to Ron Lizzi.

I don't give out five-star reviews that often, but this book certainly deserves it and more. I'm an outdoorsy type person by nature and enjoy hiking and backpacking. You don't have to be of either persuasion to enjoy the absolute beauty of this book.

"Many claim that America's strength lies in its history as a melting pot. But America must take a back
Bonnye Reed
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keepers
XXX I received this book from Ron Lizzi and River Stream Media on October 6, 2015 as a Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you so much for sharing your work with me.

This book is filed with spectacular photos of special places, and the information passed on is spot on on the parks I am familiar with, so I am trusting the rest. And there are places I must see - This book could encompass my entire bucket list. If you have a love of nature, please read this book. There are many very popular parks listed, but
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book!
Full of gorgeous photos and inspiring quotes. I love the way the author uses nature to show us how good life is meant to be, and how we can learn from nature how to enjoy life. A relaxing and meditative read.

*FTC Disclosure: I received this book free through the GoodReads Giveaways and the opinions in this review are my own.
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked it! The title grabbed me because whenever my kids are grumpy, it's time to go outside. Then we all feel better. You can read it in under an hour and there are just some great thoughts about making memories and that like great art or music, spectacular scenery can make a huge impression. ...more
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely stunning high gloss color photos of beautiful places to visit in the USA! This is a perfect coffee table book. Thx to Good Reads & Author for this beautiful book!
Pat Knight
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Go Outside and Come Back Better is full of stunning pictures with an essay on the benefits of being in nature continuing on every page. It reminds us of the importance of nature to our physical and mental well being. I will read it again just as soon as my husband finishes his turn with it.
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautiful photography. Inspirational and thought-provoking. I really enjoyed this book. I'm ready to get out there and see even more of the natural beauty of our country.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Exactly what I was looking for: inspiration and reinforcement of why it is so necessary and fun to be outside.
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I won this book from Goodreads and waited to start reading till I had a full day to enjoy it the experience. It soon became part of my New Years resolution. Not only are the pictures fantastic, it contained a strong message. To find balance in our lives we must put away the cell phones and stop living through social media. Although I cannot travel to see many of these sites, I found peace and wonder locally. Now instead of focusing on the tv or what concert to attend, I take my book or camera an ...more
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I read it at work and others would look and want to know what I was reading, so I passed it along. The places in this book are so full of depth! Some places I thought were in one place but then the actual place was different, so many places around the USA look so much alike, who knew? I am now wanting to do some traveling and I will, especially in NC, where I did not know had its own Stone Mt. I just hope that through your book that people will take notice and find wa ...more
Cathy Henderson
Jul 19, 2015 marked it as to-read
This book came to me via a Goodreads Giveaway. Before I begin the review, let me say I love nature. I'm not athletic, and so in some ways I'm certainly not considered an 'outdoorsy' person. I don't backpack, rock climb or ride ATV's. My connection with nature is a quieter one, an observance perhaps more than a participation.

Ron Lizzi's "Go Outside and Come Back Better" was thought provoking. Which is pretty amazing considering there's not a lot of narrative in the book. The words he does use mak
Melinda M
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Go Outside and Come Back Better: Benefits from Nature That Everyone Should Know is a book that reminds you that we are surrounded by nature but we need to slow down and enjoy what is there. The pictures are beautiful and make your feel th e tension roll off. It is a good representation of the views of nature that is available in 120 national parks in the 50 states of the USA. It is a great book to give as a gift. Ron Lizzi is a wonderful and talented photographer.

I received a good thru the Good
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had no idea this was a book of epic pictures. It was frank and funny and reminded me a lot of Internet style blogging where authors manage to get their point across quite concisely. It says a lot with little writing. It made me smile for the duration. Probably the whole icing on the cake was that it worked to instill the reader with action to go out and see it for yourself. It lived up to the task of being "nature's brochure." ...more
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won a free copy from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Program and think that it interesting. I would recommend it to everyone.
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: misc-read
Review of book after winning copy through goodreads. A wonderful read with a lot of useful and easy suggestions and tips.
Mar 27, 2016 rated it liked it
A great reminder of the beauty to be found in the US - makes me want to plan more "back to nature" types of vacations. ...more
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Ron Lizzi (pronounced LIT-see) has hiked 1,700 miles in nearly 500 parks across America, camera in hand. Still, he's no elite outdoorsman, just a regular guy, one that most readers can relate to. And that's important because he intends to make the case for spending time in nature, particularly in America's magnificent parks, and therefore he wants readers to imagine themselves behind his camera.


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