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You're Not Lost If You Can Still See the Truck

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You're Not Lost If You Can Still See the Truck

By Bill Heavey

Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802124326, 288pp.

Publication Date: December 18, 2015

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Description
In two decades at "Field & Stream," the nation's biggest outdoor magazine, Bill Heavey has become America's everyman outdoorsman. Why? Because he believes that enthusiasm trumps skill. When he forgets his hat on a freezing winter hunt, he improvises, cutting open the juice-stained plush golden retriever puppy his daughter left in the car and using it as headgear. Trying to impress a lady, he flips his canoe and loses everything in the boat. Heavey takes you along with him as he nearly freezes to death in the 30-below cold of Alaska, and he also survives a divorce, plans deer hunts around his duties as a single dad, and defies a back doctor who tells him his tree-stand days may be coming to an end. Throughout, he is alive to both the ridiculousness and poignancy of life.
Collecting more than sixty of Heavey's best stories from "Field & Stream," the "Washington Post," and the "Washingtonian," this far-ranging and enlightening volume traces a life lived outdoors through the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious.
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