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Christian D'Andrea

America is a patchwork quilt...

and stories are its stitching.  

SHUNPIKING

Inspecting the hurricane we're about to descend into

America is a patchwork quilt, and stories are its stitching.  In order to find those stories, I practice the lost art of Shunpiking — knowing when to “shun” the turnpike and get onto the back roads, where the inspirational characters are tucked away, the ones that remind us of our best selves. 

You could say I'm a professional American, because my trade is creating projects, initiatives, and stories that unite us.

Inspecting the hurricane we're about to descend into
I'll go to any length to discover and showcase Americans doing their best for each other.  I'll even fly into hurricanes.



America is a patchwork quilt, and stories are its stitching

In a divided age, we need these unifying stories more than ever. 

In order to find them, I practice the lost art of Shunpiking — knowing when to “shun” the turnpike and get onto the back roads, where the inspirational characters are tucked away, the ones that remind us of our best selves. 

In a sense, I'm a professional American, because my trade is creating projects, initiatives, and stories that unite us.

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Hurricane Hunters

Executive producer / director / creator of this documentary TV series.

Spent two years flying into hurricanes with the Air Force's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.

Touching the Dragon

Wrote this book about war, hell, and surviving trauma with Jimmy Hatch. 

Published by Knopf (2018) and Vintage (2019). 

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Less Hell, More Angel

Shining a light on the people who engender brotherhood.

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Creating campaigns and telling stories

that inspire, unite, and boost things like corporate ethics and warrior healing.