Ride of Your Life

A Coast-to-Coast Guide to Finding Inner Peace

Non-Fiction - Self Help
184 Pages
Reviewed on 12/22/2015
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Author Biography

Ran Zilca is a research scientist, technology entrepreneur, and certified personal coach, who pioneered the use of mobile devices to deliver programs of positive personal transformation.

With a combination of psychological research and computer science, Ran's companies develop innovative programs of personal growth and have worked closely with partners like Deepak Chopra and Stephen Covey. His research in engineering and psychology has been published in major scientific publications in the past 22 years, and his weekly posts on major blogs attract hundreds of thousands of readers each month.

Ran is a loving husband and father of three, a guitar player, and a biker. In the course of his work, he developed a step-by-step process of personal transformation and followed it in his life. The result was a 6,000 mile solo motorcycle ride across the country, a new book, the sale of his company, and a move to a different continent.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Ride of Your Life: A Coast-to-Coast Guide to Finding Inner Peace is a non-fiction inspirational travel memoir written by Ran Zilca. The author had an ideal family life and was a successful entrepreneur, but he began to feel that his life was missing something; that there were things he had wanted to do with it that just weren't happening. One of those things was riding a motorcycle. He began to fantasize about a motorcycle ride that would stretch out from his home state of New York, cross the country, and end by the shores of the Pacific Ocean. He started pursuing that dream in small steps: taking a riding safety course, passing the motorcycle rider's exam at the DMV; finding a smallish motorcycle and getting out into traffic for the first time, networking with other riders, and finding mentors and friends. Then the day arrived and he set out on his journey.

Ran Zilca's non-fiction inspirational travel memoir, Ride of Your Life: A Coast-to-Coast Guide to Finding Inner Peace, is a well-written and absorbing account of the author's cross-country cycle adventure. Along the way he stops to interview a number of life coaches, professors, and other inspirational leaders, and he shares their discussions with the reader. I had a marvelous time reading about his adventures, and his interviews have given me a lot to think about. Zilca's writing particularly shines when he shares his experiences riding in difficult weather and his joy as he belts out songs while feeling like he's flying along the back roads of the United States. Along the way, he shows the reader places they've not seen before and sometimes lets them see familiar places in a whole new way. I experienced a genuine shared feeling of excitement as he neared the Pacific Ocean and his destination, but also a sense of loss as the journey came to its end. Ride of Your Life: A Coast-to-Coast Guide to Finding Inner Peace is most highly recommended.