Andy Sloan

Andy Sloan

Adventure, travel and art of asking - because they might just say yes.

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Available for

After dinner, Commission a book, Educational, General enquiry, Interview, Reading, Speech, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Further Education, University, Adult

Genres

Adventure, Business, Comedy, Journalism, Lifestyle, Mind, Non-Fiction, Novelty, Self-help, Sport, Travel

Book types

Non-fiction for adults

Awards

  • The Guardian's 'Graduate of the Week'

Organisations

Details

I'm quite shy. 

So I never thought I'd write a book.

Or travel across the world carrying a tablefootball table.

Or meet Pele.

Or write the copy across the front of Richard Branson's pants.

Or get arrested by the Russian military.

Or work for the GB Rowing Team at the London 2012 Olympics.

Or get my dream job as a football reporter.

Or swim in the fountain in the lobby of a big city law firm, where I worked. 

Or ride a Boris Bike around Stage 1 of the Tour de France.

Or climb an 8,000m mountain.

Or raise more than £1m for wounded veterans by organising challenge events for Walking With The Wounded.

But each event happened, and many others, because I wrote letters, I talked to people - like the Swiss lady in a headscarf in an ancient mud citadel in Bam, Eastern Iran, who just happened to be related to the FIFA Press Secretary and who ultimately unlocked free tickets to the FIFA World Cup final.  

I very much hope I can convince at least one member of your class, your group, your audience, to broaden their horizons. To think about visiting a new country. To write to the person they idolise. To act on a plan. To try something different. To believe in making their own luck. 

It's fun. And infectious.

Cost? £50 + Travel expenses only.

 

"You know, you could write a fantastic tale about your experiences." -- John Motson

 

Books by Andy Sloan

They say everyone has a good book in them, and I've written one book. But I very much hope I can inspire others to write too. Because I had no idea I would ever do this. I didn't think I could. And then one day I had an idea. I told a few too many people. I wrote a letter. And...

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23 Sweet FAs

A tale of what can happen when you write a few speculative letters... An overland journey to the World Cup: carrying a tablefootball table and featuring Pele, Everest, Iran v Iraq, Germany v England and a free ticket for the World Cup final after a chance encounter in an ancient Iranian mud village. Aimed to inspire you to get up and get out on an adventure of your own. All you have to do is ask...  

Photos and videos

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Keywords

ADVENTURE BACKPACKING BLAGGING CHARITY COMEDY FIFA FOOSBALL FOOTBALL FUNDRAISING IRAN JAPAN MOTIVATION OPTIMIST SOCCER SPORT TABLEFOOTBALL TRAVEL TRUE-STORY WORLD CUP