Michael Kollwitz

My new book, “Stick With It” launches Sat. 4/15/23

My new book, ‘Stick With It- Adventures of a Chapman Stick Player’ launches on April 15, 2023, with special pricing on Amazon Prime. It documents the early history of The Chapman Stick and my lifelong friendship with the inventor, Emmett Chapman. I take you through all the different stages of multiple careers, living on Maui, and dozens of zany encounters at festivals, fairs, and events. This is my story… and I’m sticking to it! For a limited time, the paperback is $19.99, and Kindle/e-book is $9.99.


My story includes the early history of The Stick from a student’s perspective. I put you in the passenger’s seat to take you on a ride through southern and northern California, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Maui, Palm Springs, and finally, Sedona. My story includes a lifelong love of general aviation, brushes with UFOs, life as a top two-way radio sales professional, and even forty years in a Buddhist cult. I went from being a straight commission high earner to eventually losing everything, but I stuck with it and finally made the Billboard charts. It’s been a helluva ride- even the bumpy parts!

Reviews to follow…

Front and back cover of Stick With It book