Around the World in 90 Minutes is a high-energy show/lecture presented by multi-award-winning author Marty Essen. It features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of the thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.

One part lecture, one part theater, one part slide show, one part comedy—Around the World in 90 Minutes is the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories, oohing and aahing at the photos, and then, when it’s all done, they realize just how much they’ve learned.

To book Marty Essen for your next event, call (406) 642-3333, or email [email protected]

On December 1, 2012, Marty Essen’s first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, was republished as a Kindle e-book (the paperback version is still available, in it’s 2nd printing). It is an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Wildlife..

Marty’s second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, was published on January 8, 2016. It is an Amazon #1 Best Seller in the Travel, Ecotourism, Caribbean Travel, and Puerto Rico categories.

Watch the Endangered Edens Official Book Trailer! Be sure turn up the volume on your speakers to hear Callie MaRae’s beautiful vocals:

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Marty’s sixth book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer, was published in February 2021, and it soon became an Amazon #1 Best-Seller in Biographies of Environmentalists & Naturalists, Biographies of Social Activists, Music Business, and Music History & Criticism.

Marty Essen is a Campus Activities Magazine “Hot Speaker” pick!

On May 7, 2016, Endangered Edens won the National Indie Excellence Book Award for Nature!

On November 9, 2016, Endangered Edens won the Readers’ Favorite Book Award for Environment!

On April 24, 2017, Endangered Edens won two Silver Nautilus Awards! One for “Animals & Nature,” and another for “Middle Grades Non-Fiction.”

Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, Google Books, Kobo, and most other on-line bookstores carry all six of Marty’s books. Just go to your favorite bookseller and query “Marty Essen.”

Also, be sure to check out the Marty Essen “Earth Day interview and photo feature” on the Dancing Dog Blog.

Marty Essen has been APCA’s #1 booked college speaker for 50 total months!

Verified #1 on APCA’s website:
11/3/08, 12/2/08, 1/2/09, 2/2/09, 3/2/09, 4/2/09, 5/18/09, 6/1/09, 7/1/09, 8/1/09, 9/1/09, 10/1/09, 11/1/09, 12/1/09, 1/1/10, 2/1/10, 3/1/10, 4/1/10, 9/14/10, 10/1/10, 11/1/10, 12/1/10, 1/1/11, 2/1/11, 3/1/11, 4/1/11, 5/1/11, 6/1/11, 7/1/11, 8/1/11, 9/1/11, 10/1/11, 11/1/11, 2/14/11, 1/1/12, 2/1/12, 3/1/12, 4/1/12, 8/1/12, 9/1/12, 4/1/13, 7/1/13, 8/1/13, 9/1/13, 10/1/13, 11/1/13, 4/1/14, 7/1/14, 10/1/14, and 11/1/14. Months from December 2015 on are no longer verifiable, as APCA removed the artist bookings feature from their website.
Marty Essen is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is available both in-person and via Zoom. To book Marty Essen, call (406) 642-3333, or send an email to [email protected]
For wildlife photos, interesting facts, and eco-commentary, be sure to visit Marty’s blog Around the World with Marty Essen

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