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ABOUT The Author

Doug Ten Rose has hitchhiked around America for 40 years, encountering Tibetan Lamas, Native American wise people, senators, governors, junkies, winos, hookers, rock stars, an all-lesbian rock band playing a concert for the deaf, the modern...



About The Author


Doug Ten Rose has hitchhiked around America for 40 years, encountering:


  • Tibetan Lamas

  • Native American wise people

  • Senators

  • Governors

  • Junkies

  • Winos

  • Hookers

  • Rock stars

  • An all-lesbian rock band playing a concert for the deaf

  • The modern day Robin Hood

  • And a whole lot more...



These and many other amazing characters are described in Fearless Puppy on American Road

"Ten" was also rescued and adopted by a temple full of Monks and Nuns in Southeast Asia. He stayed there for a half-year, although not studying Buddhism (certainly not in any conventional sense!).

Read more about that in his second offering: Reincarnation Through Common Sense


What else is there to say?


Well, a lot.


Here's a snippet so you can dip your toes in the water - it's from the foreword of Fearless Puppy

"Why would a 15 year old boy with a New York City native’s knowledge of transportation systems shun both public and private transport and opt to spend the next 35 years hitchhiking throughout North America?


Why would anyone bypass the relative ease and safety of bus, train, or a car of his own and open himself to all manner of possible disaster by braving the whims of fate and the moods of passersby? I’ll tell you why.

I have attended 8 different colleges and universities.

I’ve learned more in other people’s cars."


Ten's Video Interviews

Fearless Puppy on American Road

Conscious Evolution Media
Fearless Puppy on American Road
Fearless Puppy on American Road

Fearless Puppy on American Road

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Reincarnation Through Common Sense

Reincarnation Through Common Sense

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How to Speak Your Own Truth vs. Reacting to External Influences

How to Speak Your Own Truth vs. Reacting to External Influences

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Ten Rose on Talk Story TV

Ten Rose on Talk Story TV

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Ten's Podcast Interviews

January Jones sharing Success Stories

The brilliant Ms. January Jones, author of the book Thou Shalt Not Whine....The Eleventh Commandment (no, she's not the actress on "Mad Men"!), interviews Ten on her popular show.

Living With Hope: with host Trudy Thomas

This interview is an excellent representation of the concepts Ten presents in his books, including fearlessness, self-manufactured threat, the value of awareness, the difference between pain and suffering, and the reality of our reincarnation with each action. 

M&M Question Everything!

At about 11 minutes in, Ten calls Mark DeBruyne & Matt Peters to dive into topics like wisdom, compassion, meditation, religion, the 60s, the importance of personal experience, drugs, the prison "system"/industry, and how important it is to avoid being swept into the river of common lunacy... 

The Author Chat Show with Author/Publisher Lynda D. Brown.

The mystery behind Ten's name... FINALLY REVEALED! 

Ten and Lynda dig into the events and realizations that led up to writing his books, and the powerful project that his book sales are funding...

Ten on "Ask Lordiel"

Ten and host Lordiel discuss Ten's unique take on the meaning of life, the need for happiness, and being your self. Out-of-body experience, reincarnation, and compassion take on a whole new meaning. 

Spiritual Triage with Andi Feinberg and Co-Hostess Mary Canady

"There's no expression that I can't stand more than 'That's just the way it is.' Nothing is just the way it is. Everything is the way it is because somebody either made a conscious decision to do that or made a conscious decision to comply with somebody else's decision about what the way it is is." 

The Multiple Benefits of Reincarnation

Ten and Spiritual Insights' host Charlotte Spicer discuss his books, his life, his philosophy, and the immediate need for wisdom on the planet.

Reincarnation Through Common Sense

Ten and Spiritual Image Production's host Andrew Aloha discuss Ten's experiences hitchhiking through the U.S., what he did in Southeast Asia, and the importance of supporting the promotion of wisdom and emotional intelligence in a practical and intentional way. 

Andi's Energetic Happy Hour & Ten Rose

Here is a wonderful example of the healing power of the deliberate application of an open mind, open heart, and balance. Listen to Ten talk with Andi Feinberg about how and why anyone can make a difference, beginning with having confidence in the process of positive building. 

The Cyphers Den: Doug Rose and Open Mic Tues

The first hour of this marathon podcast is Ten's interview with JaeQwon, and includes talk about his travels, his work as a youth counselor, and the Giraffe Project, as well as some great music and a Spoken Word piece called in by a member of the radio audience. The Cyphers Den website refers to Ten as "A Philanthropic Author who began hitchhiking in the late 60s as a teen and becoming one of the world's most modest and outstanding people you will come to love."

Ten Visits The Dash Radio.

According to The Dash Radio's Alex de Brantes, Ten:


" described by his friends as innovative, cooperative, a self-starter, compassionate, motivator and selfless.


Doug has been able to influence many others to mirror his compassion into other projects...


The meaning of The Dash is everything that happens to you in between life and death. Doug has truly set an example of how you can live a simple life and leave a lasting impact, that will continue to be his legacy long after he leaves us behind.


I’ve also learned that no matter what condition your life is in, you can still create and do amazing things. We need to rise above our excuses and start doing for others."

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Doug "Ten" Rose In The Press:

You’ll find many warm, smart, and colorful characters in Fearless Puppy on American Road and Reincarnation Through Common Sense.


(The author is one of them!) 


Here are some news articles and commendations that will give you a look into some of the work that Ten has been doing over the years.

Project for Africa

Congressional Record

Living in a Box

Giraffe Award


Save the Children

An Orphanage in Mexico

"Reincarnation Through Common Sense by Doug 'Ten' Rose." Go to Mina De Caro's blog at Mina's Bookshelf, for a five-star review of Ten's most recent book. Posted December 17, 2013.

Search fearless puppy at to read some of Ten's articles and excerpts. The newest one: "Honoring the Dalai Lama's Recent 78th Birthday." Posted July 8, 2013.

"Spirituality, just like love, is the human base station." The Only Love Project’s Bill Murphy conducted this interview with Ten via Skype on April 24, 2013.


Brummet's Conscious Blog: World of Writing Interview, on writers making a difference. Dave and Lillian Brummet offer tips, interviews and resources to inspire hope in individuals, helping them realize the value of their efforts, and encouraging them to become more positive and proactive in life. Read their interview with Ten. Posted April 24, 2013.


"Fearless Puppy on American Road." Article by Scott Cronenweth. Inner Tapestry: A Holistic Journal Celebrating & Supporting Life. June/July 2009. pp. 16-17.

"Lessons from a Life on the Road." Robert F. Smith, editor. The Message: Arts & Entertainment. April 9-15, 2008


"Life on the Road." Caitlin Baucom. The Commons. Windham County's independent source of news and views. April 2008. Brattleboro author self-publishes memoir of 35 years of hitchhiking.


"Dogged Pursuits." Ken Picard. Seven Days. Vermont's Independent Voice. February 27, 2008. A homeless Vermonter pens an autobiography to fund a Buddhist temple in Asia.

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