The first time I read this book, I somehow got Dave Barr's email, and he called me at work. Holy Crap . . . it's Dave Barr on the phone ! We chatted, and it was way cool for him to call me(some nobody) and talk about his trip. Now I'm reading it again. (every morning for 1/2 hr. before work) . . . and like any great book - it's better the second time (since I'm a shitty reader anyway).