I think your story would make a great movie:an adventure with a very important message
I feel I'm living in a world more insane than ever before in my life, and I'm not optimistic about the future. But reading your work helps lift me, at least temporarily, from my anger and cynicism. The human is extremely contradictory: capable of reason and unreason, love and hate, unselfishness and selfishness, a supporter of peace and a promoter of war, a creator of beauty and of ugliness, capable of vision for a sustainable future and a myopic, destructive concern only for the present. For every positive trait there is a corresponding negative. I feel we are living in a decisive time when we shall see which side prevails. That's why a work such as yours is so crucial today. It should be made into a film.
The occasions when you temporarily considered giving up reminds me of a line in Samuel Beckett's novel Murphy: ``I can't go on. I must go on.`` I grapple with this almost every day.
As I say, I think your story would make a great movie: an adventure with a very important message.
Mick, Michael Read
WHAT AN ADVENTURE
Raising money for a great cause......amfAR the Foundation for AIDS Research
Making life-long friends
Keeping herself and her dog Jackson safe and
exploring her inner self as well as the U.S.A.
WHAT AN ADVENTURE
Uli rode to raise AIDS awareness and money for AIDS research
Adele DiGiovanni DelSavio
A Travelogue of a Brave heart and a Determined mind
Your book, ``Uli's Journey`` is a travelogue of a brave heart and a determined mind. You had to overcome many physical and psychological obstacles, and you did so by pushing through frigid weather, bad terrain and battering winds. It is admirable that a pint-sized person like you was able to endure such conditions. Fortunately, you found respite in the companionship of many strangers with whom you shared your story and they opened their lives and homes to you. Your belief in the goodness in people, and the deep commitment to your cause (and a guardian angel sitting on your shoulder), allowed you to fight through all that stood in your way to achieve such a worthwhile goal. Kudos to you, Uli.
Christine, Christa Pursley
Truly your dream turned into a life-changing and inspiring adventure
What an incredible story and book.
Truly your dream turned into a life-changing and inspiring adventure. I was blessed to be a very small part of it. I loved reading Uli's six-thousand-mile solo bicycle trip from Alaska to Key West, Florida. From Denali to the Keys. The twists and turns. The relationships and the loneliness. The bears, snakes, and cougars. The kind and not so kind among us. The pain, hurt, and the joy. The uncertainties, questions, and surprising answers. All of this to raise money and bring attention to the cause of HIV/AIDS. Uli, you left comfort and security, you took a leap and faced your fears head-on, to give all that you had for others.
Uli is an inspiration. A living call to action. She's driven, honest, tough, passionate, and loving. I felt a push to pursue my own daring dreams after reading this.
For two nights, my family was blessed to be a part of your life-changing journey along the way. As complete strangers, Gwen and I will never forget meeting you and Jackson on the boat from Milwaukee to Muskegon. Like yesterday, Gwen and I can picture you on Cascade Road with your steel bicycle, oversized AIDS flag, and the adorning red ribbons. We also recall vividly the fun of celebrating your birthday and learning more about you and your journey.
The author's intense and difficult journey is symbolic of those living with HIV/AIDS as they fight for another day. Uli, with your writing, I felt like I was right with you on your journey. Thank you for sharing your story. Yes, always take the scenic route. Thanks for making a positive difference in our world. God bless you.
Uli Schackmann”s documentation of her journey is amazing! I couldn't put it down...
I cannot imagine doing what Uli has done, encountering the unknown.
Thank you, Uli Schackmann, for bringing attention to the cause of HIV/AIDS, a cause we often hide. Your journey brought the cause to the forefrontin a dramatic way.
A Journey to Self Awarness
WOW! The writing was captivating
Cindy & Lou Castro
a testament to purpose and determination
Living vicariously through Uli's Story
a heart warming story
This is a wonderful read about the author’s 6000 mile bicycle trip that she made to create awareness and raise money for AIDS research. It is a heart warming story about confronting self doubts and moving forward in personal growth.
Uli is amazing
Not only inspiring, but a well needed topic in a time of such division
Your Book Is Fantastic, Brava, brava
Jeannine Toussaint Caron
Every year I pick something that I think would be appreciated by my friends and for me to give out as a holiday gift. This year I want to give them a copy of your wonderful book. Not only for the story it imparts of your great journey but also to spread the awareness of a terrible disease and the efforts to find a cure for it. I totally wish to support your effort.
It is a very intense personal journey
Hearing about the magnificent landscapes, wild- life encounters and physical challenges to take on this difficult route is only one part of Uli's incredible journey.
She reminds us -by riding for the cause to raise awareness as well as money for HIV/AIDS patients- that there are a lot of people out there, struggling on a daily basis with immense obstacles and problems and consequently reminds the reader to be grateful for the blessed lives we lead.
I admire the author's openness to talk about all her emotions, struggles doubts, fears, hopes and conclusions she draws out of it all. It is a very intense personal journey where this courageous woman faced all her fears and forced herself to go on when things looked impossible to handle... and in the end grew immensely on a personal and spiritual level. I think that many women including myself are able to identify themselves with parts of this emotional journey and feel the Sisterhood. All of us can be courageous and brave and connect to our true unstoppable power. Uli's book is an inspiration well worth reading.
Heike Regina Carter