If Your Reading Life is me writing about how to make your reading life greater by talking about mine, Extragrad is where you can sign up for some active collaboration with me and, one day, maybe others.



With the help of an award-winning creator of unique, perfectly-tailored travel experiences we’ll work with you to build a trip around a book that you read and digest along the way in facilitated in-depth dialogues. It’s like adult study abroad but so much better. Think:

  • Homer’s The Odyssey island hopping around the eastern Mediterranean like Odysseus himself did

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera on the coast of Colombia

  • Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing in the shadow of the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana

Email at travel@extragrad.com


In one on one or small group sessions deep dive into the book you’ve just finished to really digest it and understand what the author intended you to take away from it.

How it works:

  1. Fill out the form below to sign up for the waitlist

  2. Decide on a book you’d like to read and discuss

  3. Read the book

  4. Schedule a session

  5. Select an opening question to kick off the conversation

  6. Dive deep in person or over zoom into the innards of what we read

  7. Walk away with a much deeper understanding and share your experience with the world

Join the Waitlist