Fly Fishing Through The Midlife Crisis

January 3, 2006|
Fly Fishing Through The Midlife Crisis by Howell Raines
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Howell Raines has gone fly fishing with presidents of the United States and legends of the sport, as well as relatives, childhood friends, and his two sons. Casting deep into the waters of his tumultuous and momentous life -- his storied career at the New York Times, his painful divorce, his seven-year feud with his father, his memorable friendship with fisherman/philosopher Richard C. Blalock -- Raines offers his now-classic meditation on the "disciplined, beautiful, and unessential activity" of fly fishing and the challenges and opportunities of middle age. A witty and profound celebration of life''s transitions and the serene pleasures of the outdoors, Raines''s memories and observations offer wisdom for the younger man, comfort for the older man, and rare insight for women into the often puzzling male psyche. "Hear me, my brothers," Raines says. "Anything is possible in the life of a man if he lives long enough. Even adulthood."

Before stepping down in 2003, Howell Raines was Executive Editor of the New York Times. He is the author of Whiskey Man, a novel, and My Soul Is Rested, an oral history of the Civil Rights movement. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1992.
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Title:Fly Fishing Through The Midlife CrisisFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.79 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.79 inPublished:January 3, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060834641

ISBN - 13:9780060834647

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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