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.
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About the Author
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
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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
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
This is going to be a future cult classic.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Well worth a read. I've recommended it to a few friends.
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.
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.