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David RichDavid Rich<div class="ExternalClassDC09B43A3AF14A5A9F8ACDA9715730BA"><h2>​<a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/3976304" target="_blank">RV the World ​</a>by David Rich<br></h2><p>​<br></p><div>David Rich was an assistant AG and law professor, retiring in his 40s to become a full-time traveler, living in almost every country on the planet while writing dozens of travel stories. He is also a sailing captain and private pilot. He wrote <em>Myths of the Tribe</em> [get.180g.co], when religion and ethics diverge (Prometheus Books 1993) examined the influence of organized religion on ethics, 2nd ed. 2019. <em>RV the World </em>combines his seventeen-year tour of 170 countries with lots of practical RVing advice. In 2019 David wrote <em>The ISIS Affair</em>, a satire on religion and nationalism in Syria and <em>Scribes of the Tribe</em>, our greatest thinkers on religion and ethics. His latest book is <em>Antelopes, </em>a modern-day<em> Gulliver’s Travels</em>, to be published in November 2020.  <br></div><div><br></div><h3>What prompted you to write this book?  </h3><div>Both <em>Scribes</em> and <em>Myths (of the Tribe) </em>were written in response to travelling the world for decades full time and half time (and a month or two at a time while working) and encountering dozens of interesting religions, which got me to wondering how they can all be infallible, their histories, and peccadilloes.  </div><div><br></div><h3>What attracted you to this genre: romance, mystery, non-fiction, etc.?  </h3><div>Travelling the world, living in 170 countries out of the 193 in the UN.  </div><div><br></div><h3>Are any of the characters in your book based on real people and if so, who? </h3><div>Characters in <em>Antelopes</em> (to be published Nov. 2020) and <em>The ISIS Affair</em> are modeled on great characters I’ve met around the world.  </div><div><br></div><h3>What book are you currently reading? </h3><div>Patrick O’Brian, <em>Far Side of the World </em>(second time through this series), and <em>Infinite Jest</em>, David Foster Wallace.  <br></div><h3><br></h3><h3>Are you writing anything now? If so, when will it come out? </h3><div><em>Antelopes </em>will be published in Nov. 2020, next month. I’ve begun a world adventure autobiography, which I may or may not publish.  </div><h3><br></h3><h3>If you weren't a writer, what would you do? </h3><div>Writing is my second career after retiring from the law (Lewis and Roca, a Phoenix law firm now merged half a dozen times with another name now, had the Miranda case; faculty, ASU College of Law; Judge pro tem, Maricopa County Superior Court; Arizona Attorney General, Asst. Chief Counsel, Civil Division; retired 1993) Other interests are travelling the world, flying, photography, and sailing.  </div><div><br></div><h3>Do you use your local library?  If so, which library is it and what do you do there? </h3><div>Agave Library, books on writing, fiction, movies.  ​<br></div><p><br></p><p>​<br><br></p></div>

 

 

 

 

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