Tonight I was fortunate enough to attend a book reading/signing with Miss Sarajevo director Bill Carter.
U2 fans will remember him as the guy who organized the satellite link-ups from the Bosnian War to the Zoo TV tour, and the author of Fools Rush In, which recounts that part of his life.
His new book, Red Summer, chronicles his time as an Alaskan fisherman—another adventure, only this time man-made.
His eyes twinkled as he told funny stories of his time on the boats, and got choked up when an audience member brought up his lost love, whom he wrote about in his first book.
Spending the evening with him I can safely say that he is nothing short of an inspiration—as kind as he is candid and as brave as any soul searcher embarking on their latest journey.
He mentioned that authenticity of spirit is very important to him. “I’m attracted to people who are real,” he said.
Perhaps his authenticity is what makes him so appealing as well.
Go get this book folks, and if you haven’t seen Miss Sarajevo, buy it now too.