"100 Things to Do Before You Die" author dies
Dave Freeman, an advertising executive who co-wrote "100 Things to Do Before You Die," an adventure-seeking, unconventional travel guide that personified his approach to life, has died, the Los Angeles Times reports today.
Freeman, 47, died Aug. 17 after falling and hitting his head at his home in Venice, said his father, Roy. Published in 1999, "100 Things" was one of the first contemporary books to create a travel agenda based on 100 sites and market it with a title reminding readers that time was limited. That approach later swept the publishing industry.
Among the 100 Things:
-- Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska
-- Mardi Gras in New Orleans
-- Carnival in Brazil
-- Bastille Day in France
-- Oktoberfest in Germany
-- The Running of the Bulls in Spain
-- Yom Kippur at Israel's Western Wall
-- The Pushkar Camel Fair in India
-- The Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan