PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Brad Herzog’s Turn Left at the Trojan Horse is a fantastic mix of travel, mythology, self-discovery and humor written in a quality narrative tone. Wandering across the country with the works of Emerson and Homer at hand, Herzog attempts to discover what constitutes a heroic life by examining some of his own experiences, interviewing distinguished citizens of various social positions, and visiting unique and interesting places along the road. Dripping with hilarity and intriguing insight, you will be along for the ride on your own Homeric quest to see what life is to you. But don’t think that you need to be a master of classical mythology or Ralph Waldo Emerson to enjoy this book. Any level of experience and education will be able to take something away from this book, even if it is just a few laughs.
BOOK SUMMARY: A modern-day Odysseus, Herzog plunges into a solo cross-country search for insight. With middle age bearing down on him, he takes stock: How has he measured up to his own youthful aspirations? In contemporary America, what is a life well lived? What is a heroic life?