Sunday, March 24, 2013

Description of the book


Everyone lives a personal “hero’s journey”.  

The Bumpy Road shows how culture clash is a muse for creative transformation. It tells the story of childhood followed by adolescent confusion. 

A boy struggles to become a man by buying into institutions that did not work for him:  marriage to a woman whose entire self-concept was tied to “the relationship”; academia where as a science student success is about publish or perish; the old boy club where lies and back-stabbing were rampant. 

 The 60’s culture came and personal chaos ensued. Relying on mental hospitals to correct these institutional evils created new problems. But the human spirit is resilient.  

The Bumpy Road details how the habit of going to the hospital for help was broken and how a new artistic identity emerged. Exposure to cultural diversity provided opportunities. New struggles and successes were encountered in Mexico. 

Reading The Bumpy Road promotes self-examination and encourages transformation

Friday, March 15, 2013

Book Tour

"The Bumpy Road- by Don Karp
A Memoir of Culture Clash, Including:
The Woodstock Festival, Mental Hospitals, and Living in Mexico."


Art by Jeal-Pascal Giraldi


"The Bumpy Road, A Memoir of Culture Clash Including Woodstock, Mental Hospitals, and Living in Mexico"

(NEW) June 29, 2013  Tepoztlan, Mexico

(NEW) Oct. 16, 2013   Santa Fe, NM


March 25
Unique Peerspectives, 466 S. Salina, Syracuse , NY 13202
See my experiences inside and on the outside of Hutchings and other mental hospitals. How did I manage to get out and stay out? How I headed South, and survive well there writing, playing music, and etc.

March 28 11am
Sunrise Recovery, 1330 E. Washington St.Syracuse, NY.

March 28 at 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, New York 13203
Slide show and discussion

April 7 at 3:00pm
Sirius Community, Orchard Room, 72 Baker Rd, Shutesbury, MA 01072
How I transitioned from mainstream aspirations, via sixties alternatives, and membership at Sirius Community for six years, to writing, playing in a band, teaching sacred geometry, and etc, in Mexico during the past 9 years.

April 13 at 3:00pm
Frances Crowe Community Meeting Room, 60 Masonic Street in Northampton, MA
Free show and discussion of memoir

“Tepoztland and other locations in Mexico, To Be Announced”