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Anything Worth Doing: A true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on the last of the West's great rivers
     

Anything Worth Doing: A true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on the last of the West's great rivers

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by Jo Deurbrouck
 

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2012 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD WINNER:
“Highly creative and exceptionally well written...an impressive piece of work”


'Anything Worth Doing' tells the unforgettable true story of larger-than-life whitewater raft guides Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, two men who share a love of wild rivers and an unbending will to live life on their

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2012 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD WINNER:
“Highly creative and exceptionally well written...an impressive piece of work”


'Anything Worth Doing' tells the unforgettable true story of larger-than-life whitewater raft guides Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, two men who share a love of wild rivers and an unbending will to live life on their terms, no matter the cost.
Clancy’s motto, ‘Anything worth doing is worth overdoing,’ leads them into a decade of beautiful—and beautifully strange—river adventures. Then, on June 8, 1996, in pursuit of a 24-hour speed record they intend to share only with a handful of friends, the men launch Clancy’s handmade dory, his proudest possession, onto Idaho’s renowned Salmon River at peak flood of an extreme high water year. This time the odds catch up with them.
With clarity reminiscent of Krakauer’s 'Into the Wild', whitewater veteran Jo Deurbrouck carries us down the West’s great rivers and into the hearts, minds and homes of that rare breed for whom security is optional but freedom and passion are not. 'Anything Worth Doing'—taut and efficient, yet rich with insight—is destined to become an adventure classic.

Editorial Reviews

Kim Barnes
“'Anything Worth Doing' is a true drama whose characters will break your heart with their dreams, courage, vulnerability, and absolute determination to live life on their own terms, no matter the cost."
Missoula Independent - Chris Dombrowski
"This is an intricately researched, tension-filled, riveting tale that is told in spare but luminous prose..."
Cort Conley
"...this unforgettable book...catches, then lodges in the eddy of the heart."
Rocky Barker
"'Anything Worth Doing' begins in contemplative headwaters and builds into a story as powerful as a floodstage river."
Steven Hawley
"...utterly engrossing..."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014867337
Publisher:
Sundog Book Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
716,952
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Jo Deurbrouck is a former whitewater raft guide and a frequent wanderer down the rivers, up the mountains, and through the deserts, forests, and canyons of the West. She co-authored one previous nonfiction book, authored its revision, and has contrib- uted to the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Paddler Magazine, Creative Nonfiction and other publications. She holds a M.A. in English from Boise State University.

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