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Coming Soon From 3rd Coast Books!



September 10, 2023

(Houston, Texas & Wales U.K.): We are excited to announce the upcoming release of what could be one of the most unique books of the year 2023. Travel Therapy: Around The World in Search of Happiness by Stuart Katz promises to bridge the spheres of individual mental health and world travel in a fusion of happiness-creating positivity.

Born in Panama, Stuart Katz is the epitome of a global adventurer. With his infectious wit and insatiable wanderlust, he has become a prominent figure in the world of travel. Alongside his travels to over one hundred countries, he’s become a vocal advocate for mental health – spreading education, advocacy, and acceptance wherever he goes. If you enjoyed this book, you might also enjoy Stuart’s podcast, also called Travel Therapy, and available where podcasts are found.

3rd Coast’s Associate Publisher, Ian Gorman, says, “Stuart Katz is an inspiration as an author and as a human being. The world is a better place for Stuart being a part of it. We hope that Travel Therapy will be well received by people interested in travel as either a hobby or from a business perspective. However, the greater underlying message concerns that of mental health, which is something we should all take more seriously.”

Sometimes it is best to let those who have read the book speak:

“Travel Therapy combines travel memoir with a mental health journey. It also includes the stories of Stuart’s extensive travel as a volunteer assisting in crisis areas and his exploration of Jewish communities across the globe, as he works towards visiting 100 countries, all the while in search of how to heal himself. Witty, self-deprecating, and heartfelt, this is a must-read for anyone interested in travel, Judaism, and the lifelong journey towards psychological wellbeing.”
– Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Rabbi, Author, Speaker, Television Host

“In Travel Therapy, Stuart Katz takes us through his life journey, and how he, like all of us, is shaped by his upbringing and relationships with those closest to him. The stories of early childhood are sprinkled with earnest mirth and will bring a genuine smile to those who’ve been there. If this book were just about childhood, relationships, and faith, it would certainly be interesting but perhaps not of interest to as many. What makes this book stand out is just how profoundly Stuart’s extensive travels throughout the world shape his worldview and impact his overall sense of self. Although his deep faith is resonant throughout the book, his views on so many ‘certainties’ change as he recognizes the aspirations of our fellow planetary travelers, and in so doing, recognizes his own yearning. We see that the best place on Earth is the Earth itself. The best people on Earth are the people themselves, and travel is the best way to kickstart a path to inevitable and healing growth.”
– Blaise Aguirre, MD, Harvard Medical School

Travel Therapy: Around The World in Search of Happiness is available from:

Amazon USA
Barnes and Noble
Amazon UK
And many other physical and online bookstores.

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