Retired US Diplomat Shares Lessons from Life as a Rolling Stone

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Don Feeney's new book shares his Inspiring life story of adventure, loneliness, and everything in between.

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I believe the human mind will never let you understand the human mind,” said Feeney. “That said, I tried my best to engage the reader with humor, curiosity and knowledge gained from my travels. This is the reason I wrote the book in the first place.

As a man who has truly seen it all, recently retired United States Diplomat Don Feeney is no stranger to adventure: he has lived on five continents and visited more than 50 countries around the world, moved 24 times in the last 35 years, beat colon cancer, and been married four times.

From his beginnings as an inner city kid with limited options, to overcoming the challenges of a life in motion, Feeney recalls his vast life experiences in his cathartic memoir, “Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler.”

“The life of travel is exciting, but lonely,” said Feeney. “I have lived the life of a rolling stone, and have used this book to search for meaning, closure, simplicity and spirituality through it all.”

Feeney has held many jobs and achieved many career accomplishments, while continuing to search for the true meaning of his experiences. He has been an Air Force Officer and Commander, a US Diplomat, a college professor, an administrator, a trainer, a manager, and a consular officer- each position lending itself to a new life lesson and adventure.

As a self-proclaimed “reluctant rolling stone,” Feeney has lived to tell his story of decades on the road. Feeney’s nomadic tale features a wide variety of vignettes that cover every conceivable human emotion.

“I believe the human mind will never let you understand the human mind,” said Feeney. “That said, I tried my best to engage the reader with humor, curiosity and knowledge gained from my travels. This is the reason I wrote the book in the first place.”    

Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler
By Don Feeney
ISBN: 978-1-4917-3486-5 (sc); 978-1-4917-3487-2 (hc); and 978-1-4917-3488-9 (e).
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
For more information, visit http://www.gatheringnomoss.net. Also available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, bookstore.iuniverse.com and booksamillion.com. **The author will donate 50 percent of proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.**

About the author
Don Feeney is a retired United States Diplomat and United States Air Force officer. He has a Masters of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Southern California, and teaches graduate school part-time. Don lives with his wife Andi, and their cat, Kismet, in Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.

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