Norm Schriever


Norm Schriever is a humorist, cultural mad scientist, enemy of the comfort zone and author of "Pushups in the Prayer Room," a wild, irreverent account of a year spent backpacking around the world. He grew up in Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he was never accused of over-studying, and went on to live in North Carolina, Colorado and most recently in Northern California.

Dissatisfied with a conventional existence, Norm sold or donated all of his possessions and moved down to Costa Rica in 2011 to pursue his passion of writing. His first book was written in the sleepy surf town of Tamarindo with the help of his secret weapons: fresh ocean air and Baileys in his morning coffee. He now resides in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua where he is writing his next book, 'Get Happy,' a memoir about life as an ex pat, and writing for the Huffington Post.

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The Queens of Dragon Town
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,840. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Social Science » Philanthropy & Charity
Stranded on an island in Southeast Asia after Super Typhoon Haiyan strikes, Schriever is taken in by the most improbable of islanders in a place called Dragon Town. This visceral exposé bares its fangs at the dynamics of wealth, power, and the dangers of unchecked greed so prevalent in Asia – and throughout the world – and the hopelessness of poverty that is the hardest of all to overcome.
Pushups in the Prayer Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,220. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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In the spring of 1999, Norm Schriever leaves his old life behind and backpacks around the world for a year, not returning to the US until the spring of 2000. Throughout his journeys he touches down in more than 20 countries in 6 continents, spanning 70,000 miles total, or the equivalent of almost three times around the equator.

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