If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat: Misadventures in Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilds of Suburbia

If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat: Misadventures in Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilds of Suburbia

by Bill Heavey
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If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat: Misadventures in Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilds of Suburbia by Bill Heavey


Whether he is accidentally cooking his brain with hand warmers or yanking his lure away from a trophy fish just before it takes the bait, Bill Heavey can do no right. For almost a decade, he has chronicled his incompetence on the back page of Field & Stream, where his hilarious dispatches about life as a hapless outdoorsman who lives in suburbia have earned him legions of fans. But Heavey is more than a humorist. The stories in this book range from amusing tales of a modern dad struggling to navigate the finer points of parenting and married life to longer and more serious narratives that involve travel, adventure, and tragedy. No matter what he’s writing about, Heavey is a master of blending humor and pathos—and wide-ranging outdoor enthusiasms—into a poignant and potent stew.

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ISBN-13: 9780802143952
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 577,920
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat: Misadventures in Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilds of Suburbia 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for something written as Patrick F. McManus would write it...you are going to be disappointed. The title leads you to think it will be a completely entertaining book with funny stories, but while some might have some humor, they are not that caliber. There are some that are more reality based and personal reflections which are thoughtful, but that isn't what I was looking for when I bought the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The way Bill Heavey writes about his experiences in outdoor sports is absolutely hilarious! There are constant laughs in most of his stories, because we can all relate to most of those experiences. Other stories, however, have a more touching side to them. Whenever I pick this book up and start reading, I have a difficult time returning it to the table. I would recommend this book to any outdoorsman or woman, or, anyone looking for a laugh, for that matter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not McManus, but not bad either. A few of the stories will have you reaching for a tissue
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An intersting and mildly funny book. He is, however, not the equal to Pat McManus.
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Though not a hunter or fisherman myself Bill Heavey gives a look at what it would be like to be the schmoe doing it. He never claims to be the "Great Hunter/Fisherman". The storys are quick-witted and some had me almost in tears with thier humer. This is a hunters book if they want to know what its like to not be "Mr. Dearhunter".
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Dana_W More than 1 year ago
Searching endlessly for a humor book involving hunting, my co-worker suggested this one and it has been a hit. Visiting my sister and her boyfriend recently, she told me that they both love the book. I highly recommend it if you have an outdoors hobbiest in the family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this guy writes about hunting and fishing, but his take is universal and appeals to just about everybody. i loved it.