Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Kate Ebner's Interview with Tom Ryan On Her Show "Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life"

Yesterday we appeared on Kate Ebner's "Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life" and enjoyed every minute of it.  You can listen to it or download it for free at the link provided below.

I can't say enough about Kate Ebner's ability to host her show.  she is a gifted conversationalist and made it easy to chat with her even though we were hundreds of miles away from one another and I think it comes off in the comfort of our conversation.

Here's what Kate has to say about the interview:
Many dream of undertaking a quest into nature, but few actually pursue this idea. Middle-aged, overweight and acrophobic, newspaperman Tom Ryan and his miniature schnauzer, Atticus M. Finch, were an unlikely pair of mountaineers, but, as a tribute to a friend who died of cancer, they began a journey of endurance and self-discovery together. Tom followed his dog up the highest peaks of New Hampshire’s White Mountains in the icy dead of winter, and they went on to attempt the 48 peaks of the White Mountains twice in one winter while raising money for charity. Since the publication of the book Following Atticus in 2011, thousands have been touched by Tom and Atticus’ story of friendship, perseverance, love and self-discovery. At the heart of this story is an extraordinary relationship that leads to personal transformation.

You can access it by
clicking here.   Enjoy, everyone.

5 comments:

Michelle Gray said...

Excellent interview, Tom! Well done! It's always a treat to hear your voice and your laugh and experience your wonderful wit and storytelling.

Pam Hicks said...

Confirmed! You really do sound good :-)

Carter W Rae said...

Tom ... listening to your interview Powerful, full of love and kindness .... So glad to be to be your friend on Facebook and blog... you are a true inspiration and a true uplifting spirit..... we are all blessed knowing you and seeing the beauty of your life.... Hoping we can shake hands and share a few words and enjoy the ambiance until then .. blessings to you ... It is now over and like the book I did not want it to end ... You are a remarkable man

Murphy Bourret said...

Tom, My wife and I just finished your book and started to follow your blog ( not facebook but here) I was even more impressed with your philosophy of iife and love of life from hearing you than reading the book and your extra ordinary love of life. Funny you say you are not a joiner but look at all the people who you and Atticus have brought together. As you know we just lost our dog Murphy and found comfort in your book in realizing that we followed Murphy and hopefully we will risk the pain in order to find another...never another Murphy just another friend to share our lives. The pain you feel for what you are facing is almost as great as facing it ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Tom, I echo every sentiment of what Carter W Rae so elegantly wrote, except I have had the pleasure of meeting you. You are a most remarkable spirit! There is no one you're than you! <3