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Beautiful States of Mind is a memoir. It is also a book about travel, parenting, self discovery, and Americana.

This book guides readers on a father and daughters’ wondrous pilgrimage through 50 states. The end result is a heartwarming tale of family reckoning, exploration, healing, and growth.

About the Book

Follow a father on a one-of-a-kind bonding experience with his two daughters as he comes to grips with a new family reality following divorce. Through his cathartic journey he is able to take something that has been broken and make it whole again through the auspice of travel.

About Chelan David

Chelan graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Living by the philosophy that a groove can become a rut he cherishes adventures off the beaten path.

His work has appeared in numerous outlets including Spin, The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, Writer’s Digest, CNN.com, Smart Business, Entrepreneur, and US Airways Magazine.