Author V Traven Shares Eventful Life Made Richer With his Many Travels

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New Book “Memoirs of a Dromomaniac” reveals a life colored by life experiences, travel and people

Dromomania is defined as an often irrational impulse to travel or wander. Dromomaniac is a person with this impulse. Author V Traven takes readers along his eventful life journey as he shares Memoirs of a Dromomaniac: A Randy Romp From One Side Of The Earth To The Other.

The author was born in the year of Pearl Harbor, when the Earth accommodated a mere 2.2 billion people. He was alive during World War II, bore witness to the Korean Conflict, served as a marine officer in Vietnam, and vicariously observed at least two Middle East bloodlettings. He has lived under thirteen U.S. presidents, has been to every U.S. state save one, and has seen forty of Earth’s one hundred ninety-two countries. Inspiring his dromomania is the fact that Traven was and in some ways, still is an “army brat.”

“As a youth, I played baseball, basketball, hockey, and football, the latter of which I tackled well enough to obtain an athletic scholarship. I have studied seven languages but speak only two. I have earned and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars. I have drunk barrels of alcoholic beverages, sung thousands of songs, loved dozens of women and married three, and helped to raise eight children that I know of. I have lived during a time the planet ostensibly cooled and during a time that it has warmed again, all the while watching with trepidation Earth’s human population soar to seven billion,” shares the author.

Readers can find more of his extraordinary experiences as they browse through the fascinating pages of Memoirs of a Dromomaniac: A Randy Romp From One Side Of The Earth To The Other.

This book will be featured at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Texas on January 20-24, 2012.

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About the Author
For forty years, V Traven worked as a professor and researcher at one of Texas’ premier universities, where he authored or co-authored one hundred and fifty scholarly works. On his retirement in the autumn of 2011, at the age of seventy, he decided to begin a new career as a commercial writer and author. The son of a career soldier, Traven early developed a life-long penchant for travel; thus, Memoirs of a Dromomaniac represents his first foray into the world of commercial literature and the settings shift from various parts of North America to most of Eurasia and segments of North and East Africa.

*”V Traven” is a pseudonym that spoofs the pen name chosen by the legendary reclusive writer, B.Traven who was the author of inter alia The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which was first published in New York in 1935 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Memoirs of a Dromomaniac * by V Traven
A Randy Romp From One Side Of The Earth To The Other
Publication Date: April 30, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 279 pages; 978-1-4628-5681-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 279 pages; 978-1-4628-5682-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-5683-1

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