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Title:
Out there : the wildest stories from Outside magazine / the Editors of Outside Magazine.
ISBN:
9781493030811
Publication Information:
Guilford, Connecticut : Falcon, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
x, 389 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
Meltdown by wells tower -- They call me Groover boy / Kevin Fedarko -- These pants saved my life / Natasha Singer -- Feet and rising / W. Hodding Carter -- Paradise with an asterisk / S.C. Gwynne -- Overrood / Paul Kvinta -- The bears who came to town and would not go away / Sarah Topol -- Our lady of strays / Bob Shacochis -- No cannibal jokes please / Tim Cahill -- Chernobyl, my primeval, teeming, irradiated Eden / Henry Shukman -- Humble is the prey / David Quammen -- Extreme wellness / Taffy Brodesser-Akner -- The Hell on earth fitness plan / Nick Heil -- Hochstgeschwindigkeit / Joshua Foer -- The undisputed king of dogsled tourism / Stephanie Pearson -- Twin freaks / Nick Paumgarten -- Open your mouth and you're dead / James Nestor -- Quoosiers / Eric Hansen -- The beautiful game / Patrick Symmes -- All the jittery horses / Will Grant -- The bullfighter checks her makeup / Susan Orlean -- The world's toughest bike race is not in France / Jon Billman -- The low tech, high speed, retro-manic simple life / Florence Williams -- Because it's there (sort of) / McKenzie Funk -- The brotherhood of the very expensive pants / Steven Rinella -- Watership down down down down down and (alas) down again / Christopher Solomon -- Reversal of fortune (lucky chance) / Elizabeth Weil -- Heart of dark chocolate / Rowan Jacobsen -- Rage against your machine / Tom Vanderbilt -- The one that got away / Ian Frazier -- The bighorn sheep who was youtube famous / Michael Kruse -- Yes it is a lovely morning : now why don't you just go to Hell / Sara Corbett.
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Outside (Chicago, Ill.)
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Summary

Summary

Longtime readers have come to understand that Outside's true gift is in chronicling misadventure. That's the common thread among the stories found in Out There--those memorable tales that begin with the promise that, even if no one's life is necessarily hanging in the balance, something may go horribly awry at any moment, and that documenting this misfortune will inevitably yield rich comedic material or a surprisingly poignant moment. Or sometimes both. Out There chronicles fringe athletes, fitness freaks, and others obsessed by ill-advised dreams. It takes us to far-flung places no sane person would want to go. What ties this collection together are the incredible voices of legendary Outside contributors such as David Quammen, Tim Cahill, Susan Orlean, Wells Tower, Christopher Solomon, Patrick Symmes, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Nick Paumgarten, and many others, who turn their subjects into literary gold and have helped to keep Outside in business for more than forty years.


Author Notes

Outside is an American magazine focused on the outdoors. The first issue was published in September 1977 and since then the magazine has featured writers such as Jim Harrison, Sebastian Junger, Thomas McGuane, and Jon Krakauer. Its mission statement is "to inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle."