Drifting in the Push

Drifting in the Push

by Daniel Garrison

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Overview

Drifting in the Push by Daniel Garrison

Drifting in the Push is a fast-paced, comical romp that takes the reader on a journey through the unintentional adventures of one man’s reality. From the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, from Mexico to Alaska, missteps, stubborn obstacles, and fate are his constant companions, along with an offbeat assortment of entertaining characters. From time to time, his escapades include his two childhood friends—Bryan, who follows him to the unforgiving Arctic, and Shane, who steers him down an unpleasant alley or two. Amid this craziness, he picks up another friend—Hank, his devoted dog. This chronological series of interdependent short stories will take you from fear to love, amusement to surprise, and it just might occasionally leave a tear in your eye.

This book contains mature language.

238 pages

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154697061
Publisher: Tongue and Groove Publishing
Publication date: 07/21/2016
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

Unintentionally, Daniel Garrison has led a bit of an adventurous life. It was never his desire to do so, as he would much prefer a more placid, settled existence, yet fate has always had other plans for him. Through the years, Daniel, who holds a degree in journalism, chronicled many of his stranger experiences, along with some of the more eccentric characters he met.

Recently, he undertook a journey of a different sort-he decided to forge his stories into a book. Drifting in the Push, the first of two books in the series, is now available to booksellers worldwide.

Lindsey Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing with a minor in journalism from Western State Colorado University. She also holds a Copyediting Certificate from the University of California, San Diego.

She is the owner and editor at Exact Edits. http://www.exactedits.com

RoShamBo Graphic Design http://www.go-roshambo.com/

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Kick Off

Chapter Two: Pioneer

Chapter Three: Trouble

Chapter Four: The Battle of Bull Run

Chapter Five: Ashes

Chapter Six: Busted

Chapter Seven: Fate

Chapter Eight: Rocky

Chapter Nine: Freedom

Chapter Ten: Beer and Bikes

Chapter Eleven: Rite of Passage

Chapter Twelve: The Cannondale Man

Chapter Thirteen: Summer Heat

Chapter Fourteen: Missteps

Chapter Fifteen: Brick Courses

Chapter Sixteen: Admission Fee

Chapter Seventeen: Intestinal Fortitude

Chapter Eighteen: Mental

Chapter Nineteen: Reunited

Chapter Twenty: Recreation

Chapter Twenty-One: Tenderfoot

Chapter Twenty-Two: Property Rights

Chapter Twenty-Three: Armed with Paranoia

Chapter Twenty-Four: Holiday

Chapter Twenty-Five: Out of the Blue

Chapter Twenty-Six: Gifts from Heaven

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Drifting On

About the Author

Acknowledgments

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Drifting in the Push 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a bit of a surprise! I thought maybe it was just going to be about Alaska, but it was so much more. I don't like reading a review with spoilers, so I won't do that here, I'll just say that I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was really funny, some of the scenes he paints...ha ha ha. But it certainly isn't just humor, there's a lot going on in this book, very entertaining and made me think about how life unfolds for each of us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it, but it wasn't quite my type of book. It was good, and funny in parts, but it just didn't jive with me overall. Having said that, it still deserves a solid 3 and a half stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is going to be a future cult classic.
Jillthecritic More than 1 year ago
Funny, funny, funny. My friend told me it would be, but it was so much more. It was part travel, part adventure, part grit, part coming of age and more, but at it's core it was a story about a guy who struggles through some crazy situations (some of them his own making) with his best friend - Hank the dog. I'm sure some day I'll revisit this book as it is worthy of another read. Highly recommend!
WhisperingStories 8 months ago
Picture the scene. You have spent a convivial evening in the company of a raconteur telling you funny little stories from his life. Possibly accompanied by good food and wine, you have thoroughly enjoyed the time which you end with those familiar words. “You must write a book about all your exploits”. If such a suggestion caused the birth of this book then the person who delivered the line has a lot to answer for. Garrison’s writing has a competence that befits his college qualifications. His text is easy to follow and I found myself through the book in no time. It is more “gentle and amusing” than the “fast-paced, comical romp” that we were promised but that can be acceptable. However, I was left asking myself what Drifting in the Push was all about. There is little storyline. The book is semi-autobiographical, covering the first 30 years or so of a young man’s life and told through a series of short, sometimes mildly amusing short stories. What disappointed me was the dullness of many of these stories. Agreed, many of us have not worked in arctic seas or have camped in remote areas but so much of this was everyday events that have either happened to ourselves or to close friends. I don’t want to give too many spoilers but what child hasn’t fallen off their bike, lost a pet through an accident or had a bike stolen? Yes, such details woven into a novel can embellish a tale but without an overall plot they provide weak entertainment. The action gets a little more serious towards the end of the book and I enjoyed learning more about life in Alaska, particularly the vastness of the place. During his travels Daniel meets a number of characters but none that we get to know in any great depth. Indeed, how much do we really know about Daniel? Do we really understand why his life took the turns it did instead of following the expected paths? He has a few pals but no serious relationships. Sorry, it’s all a bit thin. If you are keen for a gentle, easy read then you could try Drifting in the Push. I have awarded three stars.
DebraReads44 More than 1 year ago
My husband, who is a big memoir kind of guy, forced me to read this (I like romance and westerns). But as I got into it, I realized why he kept putting it on my nightstand. It was really good, I laughed outloud at times and was scared sh**less others. Now I just have to find a great western or romance to pay him back!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was really good! Amazing, well written stories. I love it when I find a random good book! Thanks to the author and his lovable dog Hank!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth a read. I've recommended it to a few friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good! Enjoyed it. Thought it was so good I told my friend about it. I love finding a new good read and this was one. Nice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine recommended this book and even though it didn't seem like it would be my kind of book, I gave it a read. Glad I did. It was a real treat. Lots of adventure, mishaps, and humor. Very well written but easy to read. Good book.