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A Little More about Me

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The road I've taken these five years has been a long and twisted one, writes Pam Houston in the first piece of this stirring collection. That journey takes the acclaimed author of Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat across five continents, through forty whitewater rivers, over three thousand miles of backcountry hiking trails, on more than four hundred planes. But whatever her destination — the Alaskan outback or the mountains of Bhutan — these are the starting points for her personal emotional journey.

Through her stories we meet some good dogs, a few good men, and the occasional grizzly. Ultimately, Houston's adventures — and her clear-eyed reflections upon them — prove what she has always suspected: fiction has nothing on real life.

Review:

"With all the drama and irony of fiction and the intimacy and truth of a story told to a friend, this book will break your heart and then make it stronger." Melissa Bank, author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Review:

"Houston follows her heart and her gut to adventures that most of us only fantasize about, and we, lucky readers, get to share her thrills without leaving the safety of our seats." Mademoiselle

Review:

"She's Indiana Jones meets Bridget Jones." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Houston has captured the essence of truly living and loving life in her latest work....Whether she writes about Tibet, Bolivia, or Pennsylvania's Poconos, Houston's essays share a common quest for artistic, spiritual, and emotional satisfaction." Library Journal

Review:

"There are twenty-four essays in this collection; twenty-four opportunities to get to know Pam Houston better. And she does seem like someone you'd want to know....Her transcriptions of the midnight conversations of old fishing buddies are tender and beautifully done. Her careful presentation of a Bhutanese hiking guide is delivered with love and a total absence of ego." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Houston is at her best writing about the wilderness and the people who want, maybe need, to libe in it. Sometimes she reads like a true daughter of Ernest Hemingway." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Review:

"Houston is a worthy heir to Diane Ackerman, another outdoorswoman of literature." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Houston has captured the essence of truly living and loving life." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The road I've taken these five years has been a long and twisted one, writes Pam Houston in the first piece of this stirring collection. That journey takes the acclaimed author of Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat across five continents, through forty whitewater rivers, over three thousand miles of backcountry hiking trails, on more than four hundred planes. But whatever her destination — the Alaskan outback or the mountains of Bhutan — these are the starting points for her personal emotional journey.

Through her stories we meet some good dogs, a few good men, and the occasional grizzly. Ultimately, Houston's adventures — and her clear-eyed reflections upon them — prove what she has always suspected: fiction has nothing on real life.

Synopsis:

The author of "Cowboys Are My Weakness" and "Waltzing the Cat" turns to nonfiction with essays that celebrate real-life adventures spanning five years and five continents. Through her stories, readers meet some good dogs, a few good men, and the occasional grizzly as Houston proves that fiction has nothing on real life.

About the Author

Pam Houston is the author of two works of fiction, Cowboys Are My Weakness (the 1993 winner of the Western States Book Award) and Waltzing the Cat. Her stories have been selected for Best American Short Stories (1990, 1999), Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards (1999), and The Best American Short Stories of the Century (1999), as well as a Pushcart Prize. Houston is the editor of the anthology Women on Hunting, and has written the text for a book of photoghraphs called Men before 10 A.M.. She has been a contributing editor to Elle and Ski, writes regularly for Condé Nast Sports for Women, aand has been a guest on CBS-TV Sunday Morning with "Postcards from Colorado"

She lives at an altitude of 9,000 feet in southwestern Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743406338
Author:
Houston, Pam
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
98-471
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 13.51 oz

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Product details 304 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743406338 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With all the drama and irony of fiction and the intimacy and truth of a story told to a friend, this book will break your heart and then make it stronger."
"Review" by , "Houston follows her heart and her gut to adventures that most of us only fantasize about, and we, lucky readers, get to share her thrills without leaving the safety of our seats."
"Review" by , "She's Indiana Jones meets Bridget Jones."
"Review" by , "Houston has captured the essence of truly living and loving life in her latest work....Whether she writes about Tibet, Bolivia, or Pennsylvania's Poconos, Houston's essays share a common quest for artistic, spiritual, and emotional satisfaction."
"Review" by , "There are twenty-four essays in this collection; twenty-four opportunities to get to know Pam Houston better. And she does seem like someone you'd want to know....Her transcriptions of the midnight conversations of old fishing buddies are tender and beautifully done. Her careful presentation of a Bhutanese hiking guide is delivered with love and a total absence of ego."
"Review" by , "Houston is at her best writing about the wilderness and the people who want, maybe need, to libe in it. Sometimes she reads like a true daughter of Ernest Hemingway." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Review" by , "Houston is a worthy heir to Diane Ackerman, another outdoorswoman of literature."
"Review" by , "Houston has captured the essence of truly living and loving life."
"Synopsis" by , The road I've taken these five years has been a long and twisted one, writes Pam Houston in the first piece of this stirring collection. That journey takes the acclaimed author of Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat across five continents, through forty whitewater rivers, over three thousand miles of backcountry hiking trails, on more than four hundred planes. But whatever her destination — the Alaskan outback or the mountains of Bhutan — these are the starting points for her personal emotional journey.

Through her stories we meet some good dogs, a few good men, and the occasional grizzly. Ultimately, Houston's adventures — and her clear-eyed reflections upon them — prove what she has always suspected: fiction has nothing on real life.

"Synopsis" by , The author of "Cowboys Are My Weakness" and "Waltzing the Cat" turns to nonfiction with essays that celebrate real-life adventures spanning five years and five continents. Through her stories, readers meet some good dogs, a few good men, and the occasional grizzly as Houston proves that fiction has nothing on real life.
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