- 2013 INDIES Winner
- Silver, Travel Essays (Adult Nonfiction)
Tony Brasunas had never left the United States, nor taught a class on anything. The journey that changed him forever, that broke open his heart and awakened his mind, began in a high school classroom in hot, coastal Guangzhou, China, and culminated on the plateaus of Tibet. A journey across China and through the soul of a young American, Double Happiness combines travel writing at its rugged best with a groundbreaking story of spiritual awakening in the era of globalization.