Falling Uphill

These are stories about the writing of Scott’s best-selling and award-winning book — Falling Uphill. It was an amazing adventure all by itself. Falling Uphill is a metaphor for happy accidents or learning from mistakes and how often we are actually better off for our mistakes. It was the philosophy of life Scott learned while traveling around the world on a bicycle.

A DVD of the Bollywood movie “Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne."

My Bollywood debut as a backup dancer

My debut video as a backup dancer in a Bollywood blockbuster movie. This is the catchy song “Mohabbat Hai Mirchi” from the movie “Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne.”

Falling Uphill Next Generation Indie Book Award 2018 Memoir Personal Struggle

My Indie Book Award Arrived

My award arrived in the mail for the anniversary edition of Falling Uphill. Yay! You could call this my coming of age journey. The sequel is planned for 2037. I imagine I’ll have some interesting perspective as I do it all again. Well… maybe not the whole world via bicycle. Thank you Next Generation Indie Book Awards

How to make an audiobook with a cat. *Sarcasm*

How to record a travel audiobook

A guide for the complete beginner. Including tips on voice warm-up, voice acting, room noise, equipment and audio resampling process.

Bike USA ad, full-page, 4-color newspaper ad. This is the ad that got Scott fired from his job as art director.

The advertisement that got me fired and “ruined” my life

This career-changing and life-changing event led to the incendiary moment which compelled me to ask, “If I could do anything, what would I do?” And if you know me, you know my answer was to ride a bicycle around the world and find the meaning of life and happiness or die trying. Well, I came close to dying, but I lived to write my best-selling, independent book Falling Uphill about my quest for happiness

Kenyan school children jump for joy when they got their Falling Uphill books.

Falling Uphill in Kenya

Inspiring dreams Finally, it took two months for my package of books to arrive in Kenya. I marked the package “educational material for children,” and

Around the World Radio interviews

I have had many impromptu interviews all over the world, including the Fitness Guru on Sirius Radio and Around the World Radio.

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Vamos Chicas Vamos

The Spanish edition of my “Falling Uphill” kids book “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” is being used by the Peace Corp in Paraguay to teach kids how to read and dream.

El Che Guevara and the hammer and sickle tastefully painted on the back of a road sign in Argentina

Where are you from?

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Planet Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, the Known Universe, and have called various places home.

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Falling Uphill in Paraguay with the Peace Corps

Scott Stoll is an author from my hometown who served as the U.S. Embassy’s cultural ambassador in Argentina during the 2011-2012 school year. His time in Argentina and collaboration with Argentine schools resulted in a Spanish language version of his book, Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life, about his 4 year journey around the world on his bicycle.

Students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of "Cayendo Hacia Arriba," the book that we created together.

Celebrating the book

Pictured below are the students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” the book that we created together.

Scott presenting hist story of bicycling around the world

Ambassador to Argentina

The Making of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba: El Secreto De La Vida” Here is the fifth and final and my favorite video from my trip to

Chaco Governor Capitanich Cayendo Hacia Arriba

Spreading the love

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief Mr. Brown presented the governor Chaco in Argentina with gift copies of the book “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” by Scott Stoll, illustrated by primary school students from the provinces of Chaco, Corrientes and Buenos Aires.

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