Doug "Ten" Rose


“Once you accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.” - Albert Einstein.

Doug “Ten” Rose has metaphorically worn stripes and plaid all his life. He has thirty years experience raising funds for various causes under some very adverse personal circumstances. He has invented and directed charity projects involving rock stars, pro sports teams, governors, and senators. These projects raised awareness and large sums of money for others, often while Ten remained homeless himself and panhandled for food money in the streets (details at

Ten has recently written Fearless Puppy on American Road and Reincarnation Through Common Sense. True to form, ALL author profits from these books will be donated to sponsor Wisdom Professionals (beginning with but not exclusive to Tibetan Nuns and Monks).

Ten has degrees in Comparative Religion and the survival of heroin addiction. He is also the graduate of thirty-five years and over a hundred thousand miles of travel without ever driving a car, or having a bank account, telephone, or a bill in his name. Ten may be the most comedic smartass as well as the wisest and most entertaining survivor of the hitchhiking adventurers that used to cover America’s highways. The term “crazy wisdom” is often used, but rarely meets its match the way it does in this author. Ten Rose and his work are a vibrant part of the present and future as well as an essential remnant of a vanishing breed.

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
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Describe your desk
Usually a little too cluttered.
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Where to find Doug "Ten" Rose online


Fearless Puppy
Fearless Puppy author Doug Tenzin Rose is interviewed by Steve Toth. Parts of this will make you laugh your ass off!


Fearless Puppy on American Road
Price: $5.75 USD. Words: 144,130. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
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Fearlessness begins with our 15 year old author hitchhiking away from a drug-dealing adolescence in Brooklyn. True stories from Doug "Ten" Rose's 35 years on the road, encountering heavenly Hell's Angels, oxygen orgasms, transcendent Buddhist wisdom, lesbian musicians playing a rock concert for the deaf, martial artists battling Neo-Nazis, a modern-day Robin Hood, and other memorable happenings.

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