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Awards & Reviews



Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around  is the winner of two national book awards!


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Winner (Self-help) National Indie Excellence Awards (2013)


Indie Book Awards            Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Large

Winner (Self-help) Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2013)

Finalist (How to) Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2013)



Reviews & Blurbs


In a work that is timely, well organized, clearly articulated, and vividly illustrated, professional wayfinding consultants Janet Carpman and Myron Grant offer a step-by-step, easy-to-use book on directional planning for people who want to maintain and gain navigational independence. This helpful volume will be an asset to readers of all ages, abilities, and challenges who want to successfully find their way to, from, and around all kinds of places and environments… It is a highly recommended educational and practical resource for all ages. (Click here to read full review.)

– Pamela Kaiser, ForeWord Reviews, October 30, 2012

In easy-to-follow chapters, the authors reassure the reader that everyone gets lost and explain how to decipher numbers and words, how to read maps and follow signs, how to recognize landmarks and how to ask directions and re-ask them if need be. . . Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around could easily be a text for classroom use. It is well-written, well-organized and highly useful for all readers. Sooner or later, someone will visit a city or an area and wish they had this book in their backpack. . . [It] should be a classroom must for schools everywhere.

– Five Star Review from Readers Favorite

For directionally challenged people, this book shows not only the light at the end of the tunnel, but how to get to and through the tunnel itself.

Richard Saul Wurman, Founder of TED Conferences, author of Information Anxiety

Everyone who has ever been late for an appointment, missed a flight, or stood up a date because they lost their way will find both solace and instruction in this terrific book. It’s chock full of fascinating facts, amusing stories, and practical information to help wayward travelers of all stripes.

Colin Ellard, author of You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall

Lo and behold, we directionally challenged people (and there are many of us) can learn wayfinding skills – with a little practice – and gain more control in unfamiliar places. It’s a big, complex world out there, but this book helps us take heart and find our way through it.

Rebecca Kilgore, jazz vocalist, and frequent traveler.

In highlighting the interdependence of maps, signage, and spatial planning, this book has priceless insights for architects, interior designers, and mapmakers. It’s also a fascinating read for travelers and others who routinely navigate unfamiliar landscapes, indoors or out. A comprehensive (and subtly subversive) guide to design flaws and their consequences, it challenges the perpetrators to shape up or get lost.

Mark Monmonier, author of How to Lie with Maps

For people who have trouble finding their everyday places or navigating unfamiliar landscapes, this wonderful book helps you to become an expert wayfinder. Read it and you’ll have one fewer thing to worry about when you leave your home.

– Arnold Shep Cohen, Attorney and host of The World of Work on WDVR