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.
©2007 Bill Heavey. Foreword copyright 2007 by David E. Petzal. Originally published by arrangement with Field & Stream magazine,in which the book’s pieces originally appeared. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
great mix of short stories perfect for when you have a few minutes to spare. if you have ever hunted or fished, you will have a sudden appreciation for the book, accommodations with unmistakable urge to return to the outdoors.
The stories were pretty good. As a hunter i can relate to many. i didnt care for the narrator, the way he read it just wasn't funny to me.
First in War, First in Peace, Last in the National League Now why didn't I think of a photo holding my chin?!!!
Excellent good clean humor especially if you remember this
A real look into yesteryear
Well worth the time
This book has wonderfully amusing and heart touching stories of hunting, but the worst mouth/tongue popping/smacking I've ever have ever forced myself to listen to. the reader if very engaging, but editing & sounds dropped the ball TERRIBLY!!!!
VERY DISAPPOINTED, but only with the performance!!!!
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