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The bar mitzvah and the beast : one family's cross-country ride of passage by bike

Author: Matt Biers-Ariel
Publisher: Seattle : Mountaineer Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Man plans, God laughs. Oh, and bicycles are involved too. Amateur bike rider, father of three, and everyday public school teacher Matt Biers-Ariel never dreamed of riding a bike across the United States until his hard-to-impress teenage son, Yonah, refused to have a Bar Mitzvah as he approached age thirteen. Something had to be done to celebrate this rite of passage, so Matt, his wife Djina, Yonah, and little  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Biers-Ariel
ISBN: 9781594856723 1594856729 9781594856730 1594856737
OCLC Number: 759171830
Description: 255 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Ride of passage route map --
Genesis of an atheist --
Singing your song --
A not totally reliable narrator --
Filicide --
Why I'm a Luddite --
Words are not necessary --
An atheist covers his bases --
Diary : Day twenty-one, Hite to Blanding --
Seabiscuit takes charge --
Slaughtering sacred cows --
Sarah vs. Yohan --
Harry Potter, save us! --
Bicycle ministries --
Killing time between ironies --
American hero : Home Simpson or Thomas Jefferson? --
D.C. or bust --
Statistics --
Petition for colling our planet.
Responsibility: Matt Biers-Ariel.

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A memoir of one ordinary American family's extraordinary journey by bicycle, and an enlightening, warm exploration of the bond between a spiritual, nature-loving father and his ambivalent, computer  Read more...

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