A new chap­ter in crowd­fund­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By SOPHIE GABRIELLE

DAVID McNa­mara’s se­cond book was made pos­si­ble through a crowd­fund­ing cam­paign.

The Clare­mont res­i­dent re­cently re­leased Beat Zen and the Art of Dave, a fol­low-up to his first travel mem­oir with sto­ries from his 15 years on the road.

McNa­mara said the se­cond book of­fered more of a re­flec­tive, philo­soph­i­cal look at trav­el­ling.

“I com­pared my pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ences with travel and no­ticed some changes, par­tic­u­larly in the younger gen­er­a­tion; I call them iback­pack­ers,” he said.

“The ba­sic mo­ti­va­tions that trav­ellers have – to es­cape, for anonymity or reinvention – they are still there. But tech­nol­ogy, I think, has had a big im­pact.”

McNa­mara said he no­ticed that some young peo­ple were trav­el­ling to avoid com­mit­ments and con­se­quences, but jus­ti­fied their choices with new age mantras.

The book is avail­able from www.davidm­c­na­mara.com.au.

McNa­mara will be at Subi Farm­ers Mar­ket on Jan­uary 23.

David McNa­mara used crowd­fund­ing to re­lease his se­cond book,

Beat Zen and the Art of Dave.

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