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Hurt Yourself: In Executive Pursuit of Action, Danger, and a Decent-Looking Pair of Swim Trunks

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Finding fulfillment is about more than just wild adventures and shameless self-indulgence, but that doesn’t mean a guy can’t enjoy himself trying

The pursuits of liberty and happiness are two of our inalienable rights; ironically, they’re often at odds with the third one. But as far as Harry Hurt III is concerned, if you aren’t willing to put your life in jeopardy for a good time, you don’t deserve to have one.

In each of his “Executive Pursuits” columns in The New York Times, Hurt, a journalist and professional dilettante, puts it all on the line in the search for freedom and joy in the most unlikely of places. And the likely ones, too.

Whether he’s flying a vintage Mustang, risking his neck at polo, or risking his dignity dancing with the New York City Ballet, Hurt gives his readers a Plimpton-esque glimpse of the adventures hidden just around the corner.

Hurt writes about hedonism, but the columns collected for the first time here in Hurt Yourself are really about finding fulfillment as a man in the second half of his life. He writes about marriage, as he gets into, and out of, trouble with wife; fatherhood, as he struggles to connect with his son; and manhood, as he battles the demons of vanity, insecurity, and fear.

Through it all, Hurt tackles each premise—from playing quarterback for the New York Jets to finding a swim suit a middle-aged man can actually wear—with self-deprecating humor and an unfailingly honest journalist’s eye.

Synopsis:

Whether hes flying a vintage Mustang, risking his neck at polo, or risking his dignity dancing with the New York City Ballet, journalist Harry Hurt III gives his readers a Plimpton-esque glimpse of the adventures hidden just around the corner.

Synopsis:

Harry Hurt III is a journalist and professional dilettante who puts it all on the line in the search for freedom and joy in the most unlikely of places. And the likely ones, too. Whether he's flying a vintage Mustang, risking his neck at polo, or risking his dignity dancing with the New York City Ballet, Hurt gives the readers of his Executive Pursuits columns in The New York Times a Plimpton-esque glimpse of the adventures hidden just around the corner.

Hurt writes about hedonism, but the columns collected for the first time here in Hurt Yourself are really about finding fulfillment as a man in the second half of his life. He writes about marriage, as he gets into, and out of, trouble with wife; fatherhood, as he struggles to connect with his son; and manhood, as he battles the demons of vanity, insecurity, and fear.

Through it all, Hurt tackles each premise--from playing quarterback for the New York Jets to finding a swim suit a middle-aged man can actually wear--with self-deprecating humor and an unfailingly honest journalist's eye.

Synopsis:

Harry Hurt III is a journalist and professional dilettante who puts it all on the line in the search for freedom and joy in the most unlikely of places. And the likely ones, too.

Whether hes flying a vintage Mustang, risking his neck at polo, or risking his dignity dancing with the New York City Ballet, Hurt gives the readers of his “Executive Pursuits” columns in The New York Times a Plimpton-esque glimpse of the adventures hidden just around the corner.

Hurt writes about hedonism, but the columns collected for the first time here in Hurt Yourself are really about finding fulfillment as a man in the second half of his life. He writes about marriage, as he gets into, and out of, trouble with wife; fatherhood, as he struggles to connect with his son; and manhood, as he battles the demons of vanity, insecurity, and fear.

Through it all, Hurt tackles each premise—from playing quarterback for the New York Jets to finding a swim suit a middle-aged man can actually wear—with self-deprecating humor and an unfailingly honest journalists eye.

About the Author

Harry Hurt III is an award-winning journalist and the author of six nonfiction books. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312384562
Subtitle:
In Executive Pursuit of Action, Danger, and a Decent-Looking Pair of Swim Trunks
Author:
Hurt, Harry
Author:
Hurt, Harry, III
Author:
Harry Hurt III
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Journalists -- United States.
Subject:
Hurt, Harry
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080930
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 16-page color photo insert
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.44 x 5.26 x 0.92 in

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Whether hes flying a vintage Mustang, risking his neck at polo, or risking his dignity dancing with the New York City Ballet, journalist Harry Hurt III gives his readers a Plimpton-esque glimpse of the adventures hidden just around the corner.
"Synopsis" by , Harry Hurt III is a journalist and professional dilettante who puts it all on the line in the search for freedom and joy in the most unlikely of places. And the likely ones, too. Whether he's flying a vintage Mustang, risking his neck at polo, or risking his dignity dancing with the New York City Ballet, Hurt gives the readers of his Executive Pursuits columns in The New York Times a Plimpton-esque glimpse of the adventures hidden just around the corner.

Hurt writes about hedonism, but the columns collected for the first time here in Hurt Yourself are really about finding fulfillment as a man in the second half of his life. He writes about marriage, as he gets into, and out of, trouble with wife; fatherhood, as he struggles to connect with his son; and manhood, as he battles the demons of vanity, insecurity, and fear.

Through it all, Hurt tackles each premise--from playing quarterback for the New York Jets to finding a swim suit a middle-aged man can actually wear--with self-deprecating humor and an unfailingly honest journalist's eye.

"Synopsis" by ,

Harry Hurt III is a journalist and professional dilettante who puts it all on the line in the search for freedom and joy in the most unlikely of places. And the likely ones, too.

Whether hes flying a vintage Mustang, risking his neck at polo, or risking his dignity dancing with the New York City Ballet, Hurt gives the readers of his “Executive Pursuits” columns in The New York Times a Plimpton-esque glimpse of the adventures hidden just around the corner.

Hurt writes about hedonism, but the columns collected for the first time here in Hurt Yourself are really about finding fulfillment as a man in the second half of his life. He writes about marriage, as he gets into, and out of, trouble with wife; fatherhood, as he struggles to connect with his son; and manhood, as he battles the demons of vanity, insecurity, and fear.

Through it all, Hurt tackles each premise—from playing quarterback for the New York Jets to finding a swim suit a middle-aged man can actually wear—with self-deprecating humor and an unfailingly honest journalists eye.

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