Falling Uphill book cover and Scott standing on the edge of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Falling Uphill readers guide
Falling Uphill reader's guide for individuals or book clubs.

Falling Uphill Reader Guide

Falling Uphill Anniversary Edition: One man's quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle. By Scott Stoll.
Falling Uphill Anniversary Edition: One man’s quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle. Now a rare best-selling, award-winning independent book. Scott’s story has been seen by millions across the globe.

Note: This guide is for the adult book. If you are a teacher or parent, please see Classroom Resources for material related to Scott’s trip around the world on a bicycle and his children’s books.

The reader’s guide contains a list of thought-provoking questions, quizzes, and more to help readers and book clubs re-live Scott’s quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle and, perhaps, re-imagine the possibilities of your own life.

Since Scott is always surprised by how other people view life and interpret Falling Uphill, please send us any ideas you have, and we’ll add them to the guide. Thanks.

  • Download the Reader’s Guide PDF for adults.
  • Get bulk discounts on Falling Uphill for your book club. Contact us for details.
  • Scott is also available to visit your reader’s group for a chapter reading or mini slideshow. He is available either virtually or in the Cincinnati metro area.

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More stories about the making of Falling Uphill

Scotts knee surgery. A picture of laparoscopic surgery and the inside of Scott's knee

Were you ever injured

Above is a picture of the inside of my knee. Almost two years ago I was knocked off my bicycle by a reckless motorist who ran a stop sign. As you can see the cartilage was torn and frayed and I had to have the loose pieces removed. It almost ended my dreams of riding my bicycle around the world.

El Che Guevara and the hammer and sickle tastefully painted on the back of a road sign in Argentina

Where are you from?

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Planet Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, the Known Universe, and have called various places home.

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