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Norm Schriever’s ‘South of Normal’ hits the shelves

Writer and world-traveler Norm Schriever is back in Sacramento, where he first decided to launch his writing career, to promote the release of his second book, ‘South of Normal‘.

Schriever shared his year-long travelling experience in his first book, Pushups in the Prayer Room, in which he chronicles his visits to six continents and more than 20 countries. According to Schriever, the experience had him out of his comfort zone at all times, but it helped him figure out his purpose in the world. His explanation of the process also gives a sneak peek into his second book.

The first location Schriever visited on this adventure was the sleepy surf town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The town made such lasting impressions on him that he later returned and spent a year living there writing his second book, ‘South of Normal.’ 

In ‘South of Normal,’ Schriever recounts the ups and downs of his year-long “vacation,” addressing the unnerving aspects of living in a third-world country while trying to experience everything the beach town had to offer. Schriever offers insight on his relationships with some of the town’s roughly 500 residents, and how he attempted to cross the bridge from “tourist” to “local.”

The author will be hosting a release party at LowBrau on Saturday, May 11th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to “celebrate you guys being so awesome!” he said on the event’s Facebook page. There is no admission fee, and ‘South of Normal’ will be available for purchase that evening.  

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