Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise: Parts 1 & 2 Book Launch!

Just in time for Lahaina noon, local author Andrew M. Crusoe launches the next book in his beloved True Hawaii adventure series: TEN THOUSAND HOURS IN PARADISE. There will be a reading, followed by companion ebook giveaway. Whether you’re a long time resident or new to the islands, you will love this book! Both Volume 1 as well as the brand-new Volume 2 will be available for purchase.


“The book has a wonderful way of transporting the reader with engrossing clarity. I even learned some new things about my island home that I didn’t know! 5-stars.” - Catarina Zaragoza, Big Island Business Owner & Longterm Resident

“A great read if you like adventure or are interested in the magical place that is Hawaii island! 5-stars.” — Zoe Eisenberg, Big Island Filmmaker “Andrew is such a talented storyteller who is able to draw you in instantly and keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time… Be warned, this book may give you island fever. 5-stars.” - Jennifer Long, Long-time reviewer

“Vivid description of Andrew's adventures as a work-trader and hitchhiker in paradise. If you want to experience life from this angle, read this book!” – Roberta Johannson, Big Island Local “Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise is a leisurely and inspiring travelogue. While reading it, I felt a new urge to see Hawaii. 5-stars.” – Andrew Durso, Biologist, Ph.D.

DIVE INTO A TRUE HAWAII ADVENTURE... Even five months on the Big Island can change you forever. Being invited to visit the fiery home of Madame Pele, getting scared half-to-death by a UFO hovering over a lava field, and manifesting a blue feather out of thin air has that effect.

Yet Andrew’s most powerful transformation was still ahead.

A routine hitchhiking trip into town brings a new person into Andrew’s life that just might have the perfect opportunity for him. His new friend is a volunteer at a Vipassana meditation center. She invites him to join her on a 10-day silent meditation course and then live near the meditation center afterward, doing a very different kind of work-trade than he’s ever done. Andrew accepts and plunges into an intense experience, delving deeper into his mind and body than ever before, unearthing trauma that he thought he had healed long ago. In the process, a profound realization hits him and propels him into a new chapter of his life.

Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise is a 3-volume true story about community, sustainability, and a remarkable journey on the Big Island of Hawaii. In Volume 2: Tribulations, Andrew dives deep into a life-changing Vipassana meditation course, gains a new perspective on unrequited love, and is wished “Happy Birthday” from a man beyond the grave.

So stop by Basically Books (right behind Ken's House of Pancakes), enjoy a free reading, experience Lahaina noon with us, and pick up a paperback. You’ll be glad you did.

Event Properties

Event Date 05-18-2019 12:00 pm
Event End Date 05-18-2019 1:30 pm
Location Basically Books

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