A Life Worth Living (Paperback)

The Adventures of a Passionate Sportsman

By Jack Hemingway, Geoffrey Norman (Editor)

Lyons Press, 9781592283354, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004

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Description

A memoir of a sportsman's life from the son of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.



About the Author

Jack Hemingway was an avid fly fisherman and sportsman for more than sixty years, as well as the son of Ernest Hemingway. This posthumous publication is his second book.

Geoffrey Norman is the author of "Two for the Summit: My Daughter, the Mountains, and Me." He has written for "Outside," "Esquire," "Men's Journal," "National Geographic," and "Sports Illustrated." He lives in Dorset, Vermont.


Praise For A Life Worth Living: The Adventures of a Passionate Sportsman

"In all the important ways, Jack Hemingway led a blameless life fueled by a singular love for all the days that came his way. His book is informed by the high spirits and cheer of an old-time sportsman, a generous soul whose servings of adversity would have crushed less ebullient spirits. In this book, he is with us still and those of us who knew him will go on hearing that thousand yard laugh as he marched to his rivers."--Tom McGuane "Jack Hemingway had as direct connection with the natural world as any writer who ever lived - including his father. Fishing and hunting and the good life itself live on his pages."
--Terry McDonell, Managing Editor/Sports Illustrated

"Having a world-famous parent known as much for his hairy-chested credo as his craft could only have been daunting, but Jack seems very much his own man who approached life with zeal, humor and a quiet grace, all of which shines through in his candid, unpretentious recollections. "Hemingway" and "fishing" are synonymous, and Jack does the name proud; A Life Worth Living is well worth reading! Fly fishing enthusiasts and Hemingway aficionados will want this book. Highly recommended."--Library Journal.

"Jack seems very much his own man who approached life with zeal, humor, and a quiet grace, all of which shine through in his candid, unpretentious recollections. "Hemingway" and "fishing" are synonymous, and Jack does the name proud. Fly-fishing enthusiasts and Hemingway aficionados will want this book in their creel. Highly recommended."--The Library Journal

"It is a well-written selection of experiences in the outdoors."-- The (Battle Creek, MI) Enquirer



"With this passionate memoir, Jack Hemingway certainly gives us a wonderful evocation of A LIFE WORTH LIVING."--A. E. Hotchner