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Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Mari
  • Farmington, MN, United States
  • 04-11-17

Parts were funny, others not so much

There were parts of this book that were hilarious, others not so much. I think I was expecting more of a Patrick E McManus flair where you can really visualize the story. So again it was funny but not laugh out loud, tears running down your face funny.

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Funny because you can relate!

If you have ever hunted or fished in your life, you can relate to his stories. He is funny because he always pokes fun at himself.

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Every Man’s Tales

Bill Heavey is a masterful story teller! Although I’ll probably never go to most of the places he’s been able to go. We share “the woods” and it’s special grandeur! From belly laughs to Kleenex, it’s a great read!

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Great book

I listened to this with my wife, who doesn’t hunt. She really enjoyed it and said that this has made her understand my hunting and outdoors obsession more than anything else.

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  • Bo
  • 09-12-17

Hilarious

This book had me laughin'
This is something every outdoorsman can relate to. we've all been in these funny situations

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Worth every penny!

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.

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it was alright

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.

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Clean good humor

Excellent good clean humor especially if you remember this

A real look into yesteryear
Well worth the time

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Laugh out loud until you cry

A forever keeper. Top shelf all the way. A true classic with tales every hunter can appreciate.

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could have been good

The narrator speaks in a monotone. some of the stories are funny but some were incredibly depressing. I couldn't finish this one.

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