Poi isn't Nick Woolsey's only talent. He's also a terrific writer, and Emails from (Over?) the Edge is among his greatest achievements yet!
All book sales will help Playpoi, because Nick's a pretty dedicated guy and he's currently putting most of his efforts into poi artistry. The rest of his projects are equally exciting, but we'll get into that another time.
"Nick Woolsey's self-published Emails from (Over?) the Edge is an unconventional, humorous and inspirational memoir about spiritual travels across North America, punctuated with emails between the narrator and his best friend."
"...Writing it, he was a mere twenty-five years old and initially, I was somewhat dubious about relating to his journey, having visited twenty-five some number of years ago. I happily discovered that my doubts were quickly dispelled. There are books that help shape our consciousness, facilitate a change in thinking and move us from a state of inertia to action...
Common Ground Magazine (Read the full review.)
"I'd like to thank the author of this book for sending it to me. Nick's written a book that's touching and endearing..."
Hemos, Slashdot.org, (one of the most influential technology/news sites on the Internet.)
"I thoroughly enjoyed Woolsey's first novel... Some books speak directly to a reader, and this is one that spoke directly to meÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ He is a sympathetic and forthright voice during a time when it seems like most twenty-somethings are publishing whiny monologues about an excess of sex, drugs, and mental illnessÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ For his subject matter and in this era, his voice is right onÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ In short, anyone should read this book, but particularly people struggling with their lives, their futures, uncertainty, and general doubt. Woolsey offers hope to those of us who think that we really will spend our lives wandering from place to place, never quite sure of where we're supposed to be or what we're supposed to be doing."
Miss Erin, Bluescript.com. (Read the full review)
(The next three reviews are by friends of the author, but what's a self-publisher to do?)
"So what I'm getting at here is that it SANK IN, and got to me in that way that only certain, really good books can. The experience was, and I don't use the term lightly, cathartic. At first I was afraid it would be too personal to have 'mass appeal.' But as I kept reading, I realized that that is its strength; you have a great, honest style, but its definitely accessible to people who don't know you. It reminds me of the best folk songs, that tricky shift from personal honesty to the universal... It definitely resonated with me, and I think it would with a lot of people, especially in our generation... It's sort of the Alchemist meets Generation X meets Easy Rider - now if that ain't the Zeitgeist, I don't know what is!"
-Martha Thompson, age 24, global romper.
"So nick, it is the first Saturday of October, and i just finished reading your book. it was wonderful. i feel really good right now. i have a lot of crazy things going on in my life and some major decisions to make and your book gave me some incredible insight... or it helped me look past the pile of junk that is in front of me and see the beautiful pasture beyond..."
-Marc, age 27, professional DJ and music artist.
"Nick! I keep exclaiming your name as i read. i am erupting in mountainous laughter and rolling in tears (not boo-hoo tears, but womanly tears). I'm not kidding, i've read the book's first 79 pages in the last 48 hours, in two incredible sittings. you speak to me. How could i stop at page 79? I/ll have you recall how it goes on page 79. Yes, the vibrancy of the perfect page 79 was the last one i could afford to print... but i'm hot on the mission for more. MORE! MORE! MORE!!!!!! I am in a mock-reality-realm until then where the most important, the only thing my survival instincts are driven to ....is page 80. Got.. to... Get...to...page... 8...E...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
-Lindsay, age 20, environmental law student, friend of author