Lisa Watts & Richie Zweigenhaft

"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now."-Paulo Coelho

At fifty-eight, Lisa Watts felt restless. She had built a carefully balanced life of work and play, but it all seemed to add up to a life of mediocrity. She and a dear friend headed out to bike from Key West to Canada, a trip she'd dreamed of taking for decades. Those two months on the road offered a time of transition, teaching her mostly that she doesn't have to live as an armchair traveler through life's third act.

In this engaging travel memoir, Watts shares essays about friendship, marriage, self-doubt, and more. Her aim: to nudge others out the door to go do that thing they've always wanted to do.


Guilford College 1974-2020: Sort of a Memoir, in Two Parts combines two previously published works into one useful volume that explores various aspects of life in a small Quaker-affiliated liberal arts college in the south. Professor Richie Zweigenhaft looks closely at the relationships between Jews, Palestinians, and Quakers on campus--especially as these relationships transform over the decades of this memoir. Remarkably, Zweigenhaft also started what might be the oldest continuously running pickup basketball game in the country at Guilford College. This half of the memoir offers sly wisdom on how to keep a community of disparate individuals together. Remember: friendship first. Together as one volume, Guilford College 1974-2020 is a first-hand observation of community as it shatters, reforms, and perseveres.


Lisa A. Watts has worked as a magazine writer and editor and nonprofit communications manager. A child of the East Coast, she grew up in Atlanta, Baltimore, and Boston before marrying and raising kids in Connecticut, Ohio, and North Carolina. Her anthology, Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (Ohio University Press, 2006), won the 2008 Ohioana Citation Award. She lives with her husband, Bob Malekoff, and their elderly pup, Juno.

Richie Zweigenhaft, Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology at Guilford College, received his BA from Wesleyan University, his MA from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the co-author with G. William Domhoff of a number of books on diversity in the American power structure and the co-editor with Eugene Borgida of a book on collaboration in psychological science. He is also the author or co-author of many academic articles and some articles that have appeared in more popular publications, including the New York Times and Mother Jones.

Guilford College 1974-2020 By Richie Zweigenhaft Cover Image
ISBN: 9781959104001
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Published: Half Court Press - January 25th, 2023

Crossing Bridges: What Biking Up the East Coast Taught Me About Life After 60 By Lisa A. Watts Cover Image
ISBN: 9798218358792
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Published: River House Press - February 21st, 2024

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