Highway Odyssey


Non-Fiction - Autobiography
264 Pages
Reviewed on 10/24/2011
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Author Biography

Alex Flint’s Biography

Alex Flint is a native New Yorker, a retired New Your City high school educator. He is also a retired military officer having served during the Vietnam and Balkan wars. He is an award winning writer, his books, The Frozen Dozen, Rutledge Press, 2002, was produced in theater, and Highway Odyssey, Outskirts Press 2011. In addition, He wrote the nonfiction guide, Stress Survival, Xlibris.

Flint took a cruise of the Baltic Sea on the Queen Elizabeth the summer of 2012 and took a water color class given by famed artist Gina Strumpf. He had never painted before. So good was her instruction, he now paints professionally.

Flint is the father of five children and has six grandchildren. He lives on Staten Island and Hollywood Beach, Florida.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rita G. for Readers' Favorite

"Highway Odyssey" by Alexander Flint is the story of a man attempting to discover himself. The year was 1978 and he found himself a single father after his recent divorce. He started traveling with his seven year old son. Together they made adventures: back packing across the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. The trek was not without dangers; they did not posses practical gear but managed to conquer Hurricane Pass. Alex recounts who they visited. He shares old friends and new ones. The descriptions of the places and people bring them to life. I felt as if I were looking at them myself. He expresses the cultural difference between families and embraces it. To some degree this is a travel journal, yet it is so much more. This book offers great insight. "Highway Odyssey" is a fascinating read through two decades of a man’s life. The reader looks through a window at his marriage, is privy to his emotions and watches as the metamorphosis of his being takes place. He faced his self doubts and overcame them. By reaching back into the past of his ancestors, Flint found himself and became a responsible single parent. For twenty four years Flint continued to travel and seek adventures.

I love this book. Flint discovered what some never do...what is most important in life. I found this book easy to read and it held my attention. It is much more than this man’s travel journal; it is the search for identity. I envy his free spirit and ability to face the challenges of life and overcome them. I find this book inspiring.

Alexander Flint

I have already begun Highway Odyssey II.