Charity Pontoon Boat Traveler Publishes Book

Erich Mische floated down the Mississippi River from St. Paul, Minn., to Baton Rouge, La., last year on a converted pontoon boat to promote the nonprofit he serves as executive director.

A year later, Mische has written a book on the experience titled “Hope On The River: An Unlikely Captain’s 1700-Mile Mississippi River Journey On A Leaky Raft To Save His Non-Profit.”

Mische is executive director of Spare Key, a non-profit that helps families facing a medical crisis pay their bills. It operates in all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C. He has returned to 10 states adjoining the Mississippi for a book signing tour over the next few weeks.

The book is available at major booksellers, and 100 percent of the profit benefits Spare Key.

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The book details Mische’s adventures, and misadventures, on the river.

For more information, visit sparekey.org/hope-on-the-river.