‘Showing Up’ author Eric West visits The Next Page in Frisco
If you go
What: Author Eric West gives keynote presentation, reads from his book, “Showing Up,” followed by a question-and-answer session
When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20
Where: The Next Page Books & Nosh, 409 Main St., Frisco
More information: Visit http://www.showingupagain.com
On Saturday, Dec. 20, author Eric West will give an inspirational keynote presentation about his book “Showing Up” at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco, followed by a reading and a question-and-answer session.
The book centers on West meeting his wife on Mount Everest, but the author said “Showing Up” is “so much more than just another climbing book,” with ocean crossings, self-help, inspiration, romance and more.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Seeing Everest was West’s dream. In 2011, he arrived in Nepal armed with nothing more than a mindset he called “Showing Up” — which seemed to change his luck; the more he was present, the luckier he became. He would see Everest (and eventually climb it), meet true love and change his destiny forever, all within moments of one another. How could that happen? Embedded in that question lies the potency of Showing Up.
West’s adventures began as a college exchange student in London. He went on to become a schoolteacher in Tokyo. Later, as a captain in the billion-dollar mega-yacht industry, he visited exotic destinations most landlubbers only saw on the cover of glossy travel magazines.
But his dream was to one day visit Everest. With no climbing experience, he showed up in Nepal. Within days, he met a Dutch climbing guide he would later marry. Their high-altitude romance set in motion plans to climb the flanks of Everest together the following year.
The Showing Up mindset began to evolve, first as a company, then a brand and, finally, a movement to inspire audiences around the world. Fred DuBose, editorial director at Reader’s Digest and the proprietor of his own editing firm called Run It By Fred, sums up the book this way: “West’s lively, absorbing and often hilarious accounts of how he showed up on foreign soil with little more than a dream in his pocket … and watched it come true … turned me into a believer. Stories both enlightening and amazing!”
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