The Rucksack Letters


In 2001, Steve McAllister was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Shortly after, he decided to push it to the limit. Leaving behind the life that he knew, Steve followed the footsteps of Kerouac down the road less traveled. The Rucksack Letters is the account of one man’s journey toward self discovery, filled with colorful characters, blazing humor, and somber soul-searching through the vivid tapestry of America’s underbelly. At a time when the world is seeking a new path, The Rucksack Letters is a pivotal first step.

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Here is what people are saying about
The Rucksack Letters:

The Rucksack Letters is The Odyssey for the
new millennium. Steve McAllister’s tale of his
physical and spiritual journey across the
country is stuffed with characters that run
the gamut from the interesting to the absurd
and with spiritual wisdoms for the everyday.
His mental meanderings may help readers
find the courage to ask themselves the tough
metaphysical questions everyone was afraid
to ask of the conventional church.”
– Felicia R., Sarasota, FL

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my poetic journey
with Steve. He’s not just a writer; he’s an
artist with words. He did not just sightsee in
his travels, he had vision.”
– Traci T., Flint, MI

“Imagine a modern day Kerouac high on love
for his fellow man, guitar tucked under his
arm, out to find himself in this big bad
country of ours and you’ll have a taste of
Steve McAllister’s adventures. As a wise
man once wrote in song – ‘He’s a poet, he’s
a picker and a problem when he’s stoned.
He’s a walking contradiction. Partly truth and
partly fiction, taking every wrong direction
on his lonely way back home.’ Enjoy the
– Karen L., Breckenridge, CO

“I am always anxiously awaiting the next
episode in The Rucksack Letters. Steve’s
escapades make my relatively unique life a
somewhat droll and humdrum existence! I
would unreservedly recommend it as
reading for anyone interested in any of the
following: travel, adventure, survival on the
road, “life in these United States”, unforgettable
characters, philosophy, religion,
politics, and the ramblings of a remarkably
sane and well-ordered mind. Not bad for
someone passed over as an ADD/ADHD kid
in and through our educational system.”
– Dharma K., Cripple Creek, CO

The Rucksack Letters are experiences worth
reading. The journey is pure bravery or sheer
stupidity, depending on your perspective.”
– Laurie A., Fort Wayne, IN

“Just knowing the author is an adventure in
and of itself but once the stories start flowing,
hang on to your hat! His genuinely insightful
and fun commentaries on life, religion
and the nature of we fellow human beings
is riveting, witty and worth every savored
moment of reading.”
– V K, Aptos, CA

“Terrifying…outspoken…angry… opinionated…
challenging…but very insightful”
– The Author’s Mother, Sarasota, FL

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