KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 28, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Author Jim Santos touches the hearts of his readers in his book, “An Uphill Climb – Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca Trail”. Already a bestselling author in the fields of travel and retirement, Mr. Santos has written a brutally honest and personal account of two very serious issues; the survivor’s guilt felt by the surviving spouse of a cancer victim and the long-term effect of child abuse. These events left him unsure of his own worth as a person and ultimately led to years of depression and weight gain. An Uphill Climb – Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca TRail To address these sensitive topics, the author has divided the book into two sections. The first moves back and forth in time, weaving together the background using a journal of the first few months after the death of his first wife, current reflections on surviving his childhood trauma and the journal of his attempt to overcome his past by getting in shape to hike the 26 mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The second part of the book is the daily struggle of the hike itself. Despite the difficult themes, the book contains lighter moments and even humor in an emotional journey just as filled with ups and downs as the Inca Trail, just to get to that first checkpoint at kilometer 82. in Piskacucho, Peru. Reviews from readers have been excellent, with comments such as “a rich and moving documentation of a man’s journey to recovery”, “an incredible and inspiring story” and “a guide to help you open your mind,” to unleash an inner demon or two and to share the tears, laughter, beauty and fragility of personal growth. “Available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DDGZQKJ for Kindle and Paperback About l author: Jim Santos has published over 200 articles on life in Ecuador and has traveled to other parts of the world for the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and various magazines, e-newsletters and the International Living website. In addition to “A Climb Uphill: Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca Trail” and “The Galapagos Islands: Your Way and on a Budget”, he is the author of “Itineraries and Travel Guide for Scouting in Ecuador : A living international report ”. His blog site (http://jimsantosblog.com) recently passed the 100,000 reader mark. For more information or to obtain a reviewer’s copy, contact Jim Santos at 865-283-0729 or [email protected] Contact: Jim Santos Phone: 865-283-0729 Email: [email protected] SOURCE Jim Santos.
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