Better Off Wet: 49 Life Lessons Through Fishing
There are books that redefine a genre. Better Off Wet turns the fishing memoir into a meditation on the absurdity of the importance humans attribute to enjoyment. It recounts the fifteen year quest to catch a trout in a small stream in Pennsylvania that has become hallowed ground among a group of quiet, but obsessed fly anglers. The journey starts in the literary “brat pack” days of the 80′s — the halcyon days of New York publishing, the era of Wall Street “Masters of the Universe” and lost souls. The journey continues to the West Coast, San Francisco in the 90′s, Silicon Valley in the new millennium, with all the accompanying anti-banality of dot com exuberance. It looks at media moguls, venture capitalists, artists and regular people too — all from a safe distance. Critics call it laugh out loud funny, even the serious parts. Readers claim to have found enlightenment between its covers. You may too.
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