Higher Ground


A thrilling and unforgettable account from one of Britain's most experienced and accomplished mountain guides. With color plates.

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Higher Ground: A Mountain Guide's Life

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A thrilling and unforgettable account from one of Britain's most experienced and accomplished mountain guides. With color plates.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908737557
  • Publisher: Sandstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/24/2014
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Moran
Broadway actor Martin Moran's courageous memoir, The Tricky Part, is a masterful ode to the power of forgiveness. Seduced by an older man as an adolescent, Moran, haunted by the experience, tracks him down some 30 years later. The result is an inspiration no reader will soon forget.


Martin Moran grew up in Denver and attended Stanford University and The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He lives in New York City where he works as an actor and a writer.

He has appeared in many Broadway and Off Broadway plays including Titanic, Cabaret, Bells Are Ringing and Floyd Collins. He was awarded a 2001 Fellowship for Creative Non-Fiction from the New York Foundation of the Arts.

He won a 2004 Obie Award for his one-man play, The Tricky Part, which New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley praised for the quiet victory of "rendering chaos with this kind of clarity." Moran continues to perform The Tricky Part all over the country.

Biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Moran:

"I've performed in almost ten Broadway shows. I am about to take over for David Hyde Pierce in the musical Spamalot on Broadway. I feel so lucky to have found this combination in life of very collaborative – theatrical -- work, and the more solitary pursuit of writing."

"I have been with my partner, Henry Stram, for 21 years. We are both actors."

"One of my first jobs after I came to New York was sewing countless tiny shiny buttons onto the eyes of the Woody the Woodpecker balloon for the Macy's Day Parade!"

"I love to ski, to swim, and I think yoga and meditation (along with a good therapist) have saved my life. I love to ride my bike in Manhattan. With a helmet. I love going to the movies. I am a total French nut. I love France and love speaking the language."

"Singing makes me joyful. I thank God that singing has been my bread and butter. I think singing, finding my voice, led me to writing. My father was a beautiful writer. He died just a week after The Tricky Part was released.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Marty Moran Jr.
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 29, 1959
    2. Place of Birth:
      Denver, Colorado
    1. Education:
      Stanford University, 1978-80; American Conservatory Theater, 1981; B.A., SUNY Empire State College, 1991
    2. Website:

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