After hitting bottom during his rough-and-tumble life, former brawler Ed Carlson decided to take his life in a totally new direction. He found his mission walking along America's roadways, traveling penniless and without an agenda-except to spread peace, goodwill, and love. Walking over 250,000 miles, Ed had many meaningful encounters; some were dramatic, others simple, but nearly all moving in the way only kindness shared between strangers can be. For days after finishing I Walked to the Moon and Nearly Everyone Waved, I felt transformed. What was curious about the effect is that it wasn't a conscious thing. I didn't tell myself, "You should be more like Ed." I simply felt a spontaneous deep trust and calm, a letting go of worries. Ed lives and acts from such a kind, generous, and trusting place, he has that effect on everyone he meets, even readers. I invite you to enjoy some surprisingly inspiring time in Ed's presence. --Marshall Glickman, author of Beyond the Breath (Tuttle Publishing) and The Mindful Money Guide (Random House/Ballantine).