- Interview with Dave Schrader for one-hour segment on Darkness Radio
- Featured on Bryan Alvarez’s After Dark Radio Show
- Interviewed on WCIA-TV’s Current magazine (on the day I about lost my voice thanks to allergies.)
STORIES ABOUT MONSTER TREK
- Monster Trek named the No. 2 book about Cryptozoology for 2015
- Eastern professor explores fanaticism over Bigfoot (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
- Illinois Professor Studies Bigfoot Hunters (Coast to Coast AM website)
REVIEWS OF MONSTER TREK
CLIFF BARACKMAN, team member on Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot”:
A new book has been published by University of Nebraska Press covering bigfooters and their search. Joe Gisondi, a professor of journalism at Eastern Illinois University, interviewed a ridiculous number of bigfoot researchers and pieced together a book that is as informative as it is engaging.
Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search For Bigfoot, is one of those books I just couldn’t put down. While I might be a sucker for most any Bigfoot-related film or movie, I hardly find myself indulging in any type of Bigfoot book.
The book takes you on a journey across the country into some of America’s Squatchiest places. The author, Joe Gisondi, is an objective journalist with a passion for the outdoors, so the book offers a unique perspective into the lives of other Bigfoot researchers and Squatching itself. Joe hangs out with the likes of Matt Moneymaker and Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum, offering us a rare insight into the minds of these Bigfoot celebrities, meanwhile finding out what drives their passion for Bigfoot.
Now, this book wasn’t written overnight. It is the cumulative of many years of research and insight. That is what really gives it its luster in my opinion. So if you’re looking for a good read, be sure to check it out!
EXCERPTS FROM GOODREADS
“I am an admitted skeptic. Before reading Monster Trek, I didn’t really care one way or another if bigfoot are real. Monster Trek took me into a world I never knew existed, where seemingly sane and normal people venture deep into the woods and swamps around the country looking for a giant, hairy creature to prove its existence. …”
“If you are fascinated by Bigfoot or want to know more about the people who search for him, then this is the book for you. … “
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS
- Monster Trek info – https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Monster-Trek,677019.aspx
JOE GISONDI’S PERSONAL PAGES
- Eastern Illinois University Journalism
- SportsFieldGuide sports journalism blog
- Twitter: @MonsterTrekJG, @JoeGisondi