Author, Author: A party to celebrate the launch of Driving With No Brakes
by Alan E. Lewis
Entry: October 2010
Meeting friends at our book release party
On Tuesday evening, September 14, Harriet and I got a little taste of the “literary life.” We were delighted to host a party celebrating the release of our new book, Driving With No Brakes—How a bunch of hooligans built the best travel company in the world.
The affair was held at “Harriet’s Corner”—a new space in our Boston headquarters where we host special events. Music, cocktails, and floral arrangements added to the glamour of the occasion, and it proved to be the perfect venue for the many guests in attendance—business leaders, the local press, and many of our longtime associates.
If you’re not already familiar with our book, it’s the story our long and rewarding ride in the travel business with Grand Circle. In honor of the 25th anniversary of our ownership of the company, we wanted to recount the story of our dream to build a company that would allow active, mature Americans to explore the world, experience new cultures, and help change people’s lives. It’s very personal, and yes, it does indeed include a time (in Costa Rica) when I literally drove without brakes.
We’re thrilled that the reviews of the book from the business community and our travelers alike have been so positive. And we wish to thank everyone who attended the launch. The book was a labor of love, and everyone’s gracious support and kind remarks meant a lot to us. If you wish to see what all the excitement was about, please visit Driving With No Brakes.
Alan E. Lewis