Adventure on a DARE

by Fritz T. Sprandel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/18/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781438956626
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781438956633
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781452036694

About the Book

Adventure on a DARE is the first in a series of true-life accounts describing Fritz T. Sprandels journey into himself in which he discovers his capricious nature and raises questions about the nature of faith. During the course of his adventure, Fritz visits a variety of natural wonders, small towns, and fascinating people on a budget of ten cents and his own amazing resourcefulness. After overcoming the challenges of the wild, he finds himself in a foreign country, falsely charged with espionage. Then he faces, and incredibly survives relatively unscathed, a revolutionary tribunal trial in Castros Cuba.

The people he meets, the experiences he encounters, and the lessons he learns all become part of him. They form steps in his journey to meaning, although its a voyage that contains a deeper significance he doesnt fully comprehend while hes traveling.

Adventure on a DARE hearkens back to the travels of Mark Twains Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, and satiates our irresistible urge to fulfill our dreams of adventure. It explores the theme of personal freedom and challenges the promise of the American dream. Theres something for everyone in this story: a travelogue with interesting locations, colorful characters who lend drama, adventures in facing natures wrath alone, and the suspense of a Communist courtroom are all elements of the journey. Above all else, it is fun and engrossinga worthwhile escape from everyday life. 

About the Author

Fritz Sprandel was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his mother and two older brothers. Unfortunately, his family often didn’t realize his potential or affirm his value. Fritz’s brothers would bait him with dares that Fritz took them up on, which meant he was always in trouble. He was definitely the black sheep of the family. Besides thriving on dares, Fritz spent most of his working life as a sales coordinator with Keller Marine and RV Distributors in Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania. Now retired, Fritz fills his days writing about his many adventures, playing golf, studying the Bible, and driving part time for Beiber Limousine, a member of the Bieber Transportation Group of Kutztown, Pennsylvania “to pay for the golf.”