Journeys with Rebecca: Ben Mezrich, THE 37TH PARALLEL

Journeys with Rebecca: Ben Mezrich, THE 37TH PARALLEL

Hosted by Rebecca Jernigan

Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House (which turned into the films, The Social Network and 21, respectively), is available for interviews.

His latest novel, THE 37TH PARALLEL, publishes on September 6th and will be of definite interest to your show and listeners. This real-life The X-Files and Close Encounters of the Third Kind tells the true story of a computer programmer named Chuck Zukowski who tracks paranormal events along a 3,000-mile stretch through the heart of America and is drawn deeper and deeper into a vast conspiracy.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Like “Agent Mulder” of The X-Files, computer programmer and sheriff’s deputy Chuck Zukowski is obsessed with tracking down UFO reports in Colorado. He would take the family with him on weekend trips to look for evidence of aliens. But this innocent hobby takes on a sinister urgency when Zukowski learns of mutilated livestock, and sees the bodies of dead horses and cattle—whose exsanguination is inexplicable by any known human or animal means.

Along an expanse of land stretching across the southern borders of Utah, Colorado, and Kansas, Zukowski discovers multiple bizarre incidences of mutilations, and suddenly realizes that they cluster around the 37th Parallel or “UFO Highway.” So begins an extraordinary and fascinating journey from El Paso and Rush, Colorado, to a mysterious space studies company and MUFON, from Roswell and Area 51 to the Pentagon and beyond; to underground secret military caverns and Indian sacred sites; beneath strange, unexplained lights in the sky and into corporations that obstruct and try to take over investigations. Inspiring and terrifying, this true story will keep you up at night, staring at the sky, and wondering if we really are alone…and what could happen next.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He has published fifteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in twelve languages and was the basis for the hit movie 21, and most recently the national bestseller Once Upon a Time in Russia. He lives in Boston.

http://www.amazon.com/37th-Parallel-Secret-Americas-Highway/dp/150113552X

http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-37th-Parallel/Ben-Mezrich/9781501135521

http://twitter.com/benmezrich