Sam is a struggling songwriter who becomes a new father and scores a hit record on the very same day. But with opportunity calling he is too exhausted to answer. His passion and creativity have vanished and the steady stream of music that once flowed freely through his mind is now bone dry. In despiration, he answers a cryptic ad and is drawn into an all-encompassing adventure that takes him beyond the fascade of the man-made world to the one nature designed. So begins The Way Back, author and nutritionist Sam Rose’s tale of man and Earth that is equal parts rich parable and enriching resource. Rose weaves into his story a treasure trove of self-care and environmental truths that will not only enlighten and save the character Sam, but can serve to set readers on a similarly transforming course toward greater well-being. With the wry and wise guidance of a Native American recluse named Nate, the skeptical Sam reestablishes a connection with planet Earth that forever upends his assumptions about every day life. From food choices to sleep patterns, Sam embarks on a quest for the modern-day Holy Grail: a set of natural laws that forge a path to vibrant health. Based on truths that are as old as time, though long obscured by forces within the man-made world, this new direction quickly informs every meal, every step, even every breath. With Nate as fatherly linchpin, Sam meets a host of dynamic characters that share his newfound reverence of nature. The winsome Heather, a bright nineteen-year-old with a penchant for patchouli oil and tie-dye, sells fruit and vegetables at the Farmer's Market and sings for spare change. Noah, a congenial African American street vendor with uncanny intuition, provides his clientele glimpses into their youthful past, while serving up hot chestnuts and fresh lemonade. The dynamo, Maggie, holds court over her health-food store, a self-avowed labor of love. Al, an ardent United States Senator, is driven to educate everyone on the Earth's precarious ecological state. As Sam comes to understand the inexorable connection between his own health and that of our planet, he uncovers secrets that turn his world inside out, upside-down, and finally, right-side-up again. Rich in gentle humor and age-old wisdom, The Way Back is a stirring, tender-hearted tale of one man’s awakening; chock full of eye-opening knowledge for anyone embarking on the journey to better health.