Alum Ryan Bernsten’s book 50 States of Mind: A Journey to Rediscover American Democracy is being published in the UK and the states with Bite-Sized Books. Ryan began the work as his year two project on the course.
50 States of Mind: A Journey to Rediscover American Democracy is a work of travel nonfiction in the style of Alexis de Tocqueville that takes readers on a long and winding journey through all 50 states to explore the complexities of today’s America. Leading with the desire to listen and overcome preconceived notions, Bernsten ultimately offers a hopeful vision for the future of America as he embarks on a search for meaning and reflects on what it means to be American. The companion podcast “50 States of Mind,” featured in Condé Nast Traveler, showcases live interviews from the journey and is available on all podcast platforms.
One can download the audiobook on Audible with a free trial or credit, or save 10% on Lantern Audio’s website with code ListenFirst10. One can also pre-order the US hardcover here (released June 2023) or order the UK paperback or ebook on Amazon. Visit 50statesofmind.org for more info.