Virtual Event: Conor Knighton

Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m., available through July 15

In conversation with Rhett Miller

Promotional Partner: Trinity River Audubon Center 

Enjoy summer travel from the comfort of your home with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton, author of the New York Times bestseller Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park.

In a conversation facilitated by author, musician, and podcast host Rhett Miller, you’ll learn how a broken heart left Conor Knighton longing for a change of scenery. The plan he crafted in response seemed ambitious at best: over the course of a single year, he aimed to visit every national park in the country.

In Leave Only Footprints, Knighton shares entertaining dispatches from the road trip of a lifetime. Whether he’s waking up early for a naked scrub in a historic bathhouse in Arkansas or staying up late to stargaze along our loneliest highway in Nevada, Knighton weaves together stories told through his unique lens of America the Beautiful, the Captivating, the Hilarious, and the Inspiring. Along the way, he identifies the threads that tie these vastly different places together—and that tie us to nature—and reveals how his trip ended up changing his views on everything from God and love to politics and technology.

Filled with fascinating tidbits about our parks’ past and reflections on their fragile future, this book is both a celebration of and a passionate case for the natural wonders that all Americans share.

“A delightful sampler plate of our national parks, written with charisma and erudition.”

—Nick Offerman, author of Paddle Your Own Canoe

TICKET PRICES

One virtual ticket: $10

One virtual ticket + one book: $47.31; this ticket type includes a book and signed bookplate that will be shipped directly to your home. All book sales will benefit the Dallas Museum of Art.