Read: Barbarian Days

Buy this book. Get the paper version. Okay, if you have ZERO interest in surfing, I mean ZERO, then don’t buy it, but if you have ever had fun in two-foot shorebreak slop then this book is for you. If … Read More

Read: Once Upon a Time in Russia

I read everything that Ben Mezrich writes. If you know him then you might too. If you don’t know him just understand that when you read a Mezrich book you will find yourself saying “No f&^%$%$ way,” about every ten … Read More

Read: Bad Country

I read a wide variety of publication. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel, comic book, pamphlet and even auto mags when I’m waiting for my tires to get rotated. Sometimes I just want a good story. Something that sucks me in and … Read More

Read: The Farmer’s Daughter

This is getting out of hand. More Harrison. But I can’t stop. There is another after this. The problem is he writes great stories. I’m not a novella or short story fan, never have been, until now. These stories aren’t … Read More

Read: True North

Good grief. I don’t even know where to start. Story. Sadness. Character. I was so involved in this story I didn’t see the ending coming, and the ending is a repeat of the first chapter of the book. Nature, human … Read More

Creative: Green Man Taught Me To Walk

When I first saw this book I asked the author “Who published that?” He looked at me a little funny and said “Blurb.” Oh. Oops. It’s not like I’ve been lurking around Blurb for TEN YEARS at this point. The … Read More

Read: 109 East Palace

In “The 505” this book has major street cred. I’d heard about it for years, but finally realized, as I was driving to go launch a mountain bike ride, that I was driving by some of the EXACT locations described … Read More

Read: Legends of the Fall

I was never a fan of novellas until now. You probably know “Legends of the Fall” by Jim Harrison or perhaps you have seen the movie, but until you read these things you can’t truly understand how good they are. … Read More

Dispatches: Zoë Sadokierski

Australia turned out to be a trip of audio difficulties, but even with a blown XLR cable and ONE working microphone Zoë Sadokierski is a voice that comes through in surround sound. For ANYONE with an interest in books, design, … Read More

Creative: Armed with Rubber Chickens

I love being blamed for things. Such is the case with “Armed with Rubber Chickens” a book brought to you by photographer/editor Andrew Molitor. This is a custom book. An 8×10 softcover, a collaboration amongst photographers, then edited, designed and … Read More

Read: Off to the Side

You are going to want to own this book. A memoir. My suggestion is to get the hardcover from the library, take your time, read it then return it. Then buy a stack of softcovers and keep them in your … Read More

Read: Denali’s Howl

Things did not end well. I have zero interest in climbing the high mountains, nor do I want to visit the “Death Zone,” before I’m at least 80 and preferably while I’m poolside in Boca, but for some reason I … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0007 P&E

Don’t get me wrong. I love print. But I also know that “E” books are a very strategic, cost effective tool that is a completely different experience, and if you aren’t making them I will do my best to shame … Read More

Read: In Search of the Old Ones

What happened to the Anasazi remains a gray area for those who have attempted to decipher the riddle. The landscape of the American Southwest is a minefield of former peoples who passed on, moved on, lost battles or simply disappeared. … Read More

Read: Soul of Nowhere

Craig Childs is a poet. He might not describe himself that way, but after you read his work you realize he has a certain way with words and a certain way with the wilds, and when the two merge you … Read More

Read: Walden on Wheels

“The Screwed Generation.” I like that. I also like this book. The author,a proud member of the first generation to have it worse off than their parents, has quite a story to tell. Walden on Wheels is a voyage through … Read More

Read: Breath

Two years ago I found myself in Western Australia heading north out of Perth for an unknown destination. Stopped in a small town on the coast a friend turned to me and said “This is the town where Tim Winton … Read More

Read: Small Acts of Disappearance

This book was recommended to me by Lorenzo, and for this I have to say “Thank you.” On the surface this is a collection of essays about a woman with an eating disorder, but the book is so much more. … Read More