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As a member of a prominent Salt Lake City family and direct descendant of Mormon pioneer Brigham Young, Brooke Williams was born into a carefully scripted life. He would study hard, be involved with his church and community, and follow in the footsteps of three previous generations to work in the family plumbing-supply business. And that is what he did.<P>Yet despite his outward signs of success, Williams was not satisfied. His deep and abiding love of the outdoors and insatiable desire to experience wild nature made living the life that was expected of him an ongoing struggle. He found himself escaping at every opportunity into wildness, deliberately seeking risky ski routes and long, lonely runs. He realized he was drowning emotionally, unable to bring his "halflives" together, and growing increasingly miserable as the gap between his two worlds expanded.

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A personal memoir of how environmental consultant Williams reconciled his work life with his connection to nature. Not satisfied with his work in the family plumbing business in Salt Lake City, he recounts how he used to attempt to escape through trips into the wild. He connects his story to wider reflections on the nature of our lives in the developed world.
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About the Author

Brooke Williams now works as an environmental consultant in Utah, where he lives with his wife, author Terry Tempest Williams.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559635776
Author:
Williams, Brooke
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Naturalists/Gardeners
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Philosophy of nature
Subject:
Effect of environment on
Subject:
Williams, Brooke
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Subject:
Biography-Gardeners and Naturalists
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
315
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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