Neil King Jr. Live at McGregor Square

 

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Neil King Jr. to our McGregor Square location on May 11th at 6pm! He will be celebrating his new book, American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal! This event is free to the public and no ticket is required for entry.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

A stunning, revelatory memoir about a 330-mile walk from Washington, D.C., to New York City—an unforgettable pilgrimage to the heart of America across some of our oldest common ground. 

Neil King Jr.’s desire to walk from Washington, D.C., to New York City began as a whim and soon became an obsession. By the spring of 2021, events had intervened that gave his desire greater urgency. His neighborhood still reeled from the January 6th insurrection. Covid lockdowns and a rancorous election had deepened America’s divides. Neil himself bore the imprints of a long battle with cancer.

Determined to rediscover what matters in life and to see our national story with new eyes, Neil turned north with a small satchel on his back and one mission in mind: To pay close attention to the land he crossed and the people he met.

What followed is an extraordinary 26-day journey through historic battlefields and cemeteries, over the Mason-Dixon line, past Quaker and Amish farms, along Valley Forge stream beds, atop a New Jersey trash mound, across New York Harbor, and finally, to his ultimate destination: the Ramble, where a tangle of pathways converges in Central Park. The journey travels deep into America’s past and present, uncovering forgotten pockets and overlooked people. At a time of mounting disunity, the trip reveals the profound power of our shared ground.

By turns amusing, inspiring, and sublime, American Ramble offers an exquisite account of personal and national renewal—an indelible study of our country as we’ve never seen it before. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Neil King Jr. is a former national political reporter and editor for the Wall Street Journal. He was deeply involved in the coverage of 9/11 that won the Journal the Pulitzer Prize. He has also written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, and other publications. American Ramble is his first book. A Colorado native, he lives in Washington, D.C.

American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal By Neil King Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780358701491
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Mariner Books - April 4th, 2023

Event Location: 
Location: McGregor Square