Around the World in 90 Minutes

On November 21, award-winning author Marty Essen presents his high-energy multi-media show, Around the World in 90 Minutes, at University of Montana Western.

Marty’s show features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. It’s the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories, oohing and aahing at the photos, and then, when it\’s all done, they realize just how much they\’ve learned.

Around the World in 90 Minutes began as a show Marty presented in bookstores as part of his first book tour. Later, after numerous refinements, the show took on a life of its own in colleges, museums, and nature centers across the United States. In fact, Marty Essen has been APCA’s (a major college activities association) #1 booked college speaker for a total of 50 months. Additionally, Campus Activities Magazine named Marty as one of their “Hot Speaker” picks.

Highlights of Marty’s show include:

• Amazing animal facts
• Debunking animal myths
• Cuddly wallaroos and spiny walking sticks
• Charging elephants and howling wolves
• Deadly snakes and friendly penguins
• Bizarre creatures and endangered species
• Swimming with piranhas
• Kayaking in the rainforest
• Hiking with the Porcupine caribou migration
• Rafting with humpback whales
• Surviving a hippo attack in Zimbabwe

Marty Essen is an Amazon #1 best-selling author. His first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, won six national awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Best Books Book Award, and the National Indie Excellence Award. In addition, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named Cool Creatures, Hot Planet a Top-10 “Green” book.

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