Peter Schmidt

The Street Collector

The Incredible Adventures of an Autistic World Traveler

Travel is by nature unpredictable. And autistic people hate unpredictability. That makes it all the more surprising that Peter Schmidt, diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, wants to collect all the roads of the world, but his longing and passion for collecting are stronger than the fear of the unknown.

Peter Schmidt crosses ice deserts, experiences distress at sea, and travels through Syria during the impending civil war. He doesn't start to panic until the McDonald's on highway 95 runs out of soda... because that was not expected.

Peter Schmidt takes us with him on his bizarre trip around the globe. The prism of autism also changes our view of the world, making for an unpredictable reading adventure!

  • the bestselling author's new book
  • the first book about an autistic globetrotter
  • surprising perspectives, startling points of view

ISBN: 978-3-8436-0832-9
Softcover with flaps
288 pages
with photos and maps throughout
Format 14 x 22 cm
EUR 19.99

Title in German

The Author

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Peter Schmidt

Dr. Peter Schmidt has a Ph.D. in geophysics, and is an expert in information technology. His passions include volcanoes, deserts and streets of all kinds. At the age of 41, a coincidence led him to realize that he has Asperger’s syndrome. He has a rare talent for mathematics and the natural sciences, but human communication is often a riddle for him. He lives with his wife and two children in northern Germany.