A Leaky Tent is a Piece of Paradise: 20 Young Writers on Finding a Place in the Natural World

A Leaky Tent is a Piece of Paradise: 20 Young Writers on Finding a Place in the Natural World

Paperback

$18.38 $19.95 Save 8% Current price is $18.38, Original price is $19.95. You Save 8%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

A Leaky Tent is a Piece of Paradise: 20 Young Writers on Finding a Place in the Natural World by Bonnie Tsui


Warning: This is not your parents’ nature writing! A distinctly contemporary take on the genre, A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradise features original essays by twenty gifted writers, all thirty and under, whose strong and diverse voices redefine nature writing for the twenty-first century.
Editor Bonnie Tsui’s cast of accomplished contributors wrestle with integrating nature into their lives while putting down roots—often in urban environments. Included here are the New Yorker’s Andrea Walker on learning to hunt with her father; noted fishing author and painter James Prosek on the mythology and mystery of eels; writer Hugh Ryan on being taught how to pitch a tent by a six-foot drag queen at a Radical Faeries camp in Tennessee; poet Cecily Parks on reconciling her adventuress self with her fear of lightning; and African-American journalist Alex Kellogg on rethinking his ideas about race and identity on a visit to Kenya and Eritrea.
Brimming with insight and humor, A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradise rewards us with new perspectives on personal identity in relation to nature, and on the impact of landscape and place on our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578051274
Publisher: Sierra Club Books
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bonnie Tsui, a former editor at Travel + Leisure, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the Boston Globe. She also writes for National Geographic Adventurer, O: the Oprah Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications, and is the author of She Went to the Field: Women Soldiers in the Civil War. Tsui lives in San Francisco.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews