Any Road Will Take You There: A journey of fathers and sons


Any Road Will Take You There is an insightful story of fatherhood, mid-life crises, and the importance of road trips – in life and in literature.
Throughout literature, authors and their protagonists have taken to the road to find meaning – from Ulysses and Huckleberry Finn, to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and A Walk in the Woods. In the best tradition of literary “road trips” and the great American memoir, Any Road Will Take You There tells the story of a father’s search for meaning at mid-life.
Mid-life crises manifest themselves in many ways. We re-examine our existence and reasons for being. We make significant changes – in careers, relationships, lifestyle. We feel the desire to head out and hit the road…out into the countryside…to the mountains…to the beach. We reflect on our roles as sons and as fathers.
David W. Berner has been there and back, including a 5000-mile road trip that paralleled Jack Kerouac’s On the Road – except Berner did it with his two teenage sons and his best friend.
In an RV. 
In Any Road Will Take You There, Berner takes the reader with him on that journey. Recently divorced and uncertain of the future, Berner turns to an iconic road story – Kerouac’s On the Road – and then along with his two sons and best friend, Berner heads for the highway to rekindle his spirit. However, a family secret turns the cross-country journey into an unexpected examination of his role as a father, and compels him to look to the past and the fathers who came before him to find contentment and clarity, and to celebrate the struggles and triumphs of being a dad.
Awards and RecognitionNamed a “Book of the Year” by the Chicago Writers AssociationNamed a “Medallion Honoree” by indieBRAG (Book Readers Appreciation Group)