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14erFred wrote:Death Grip: A Climber's Escape from Benzo Madness by Matt Samet (well-known rock climber and former editor of Climbing Magazine)...incredible writing and inspiring story...I can't put it down.
Rock climbing, searching, confused, lost, reckless, depression, addiction... this book is AMAZING. It's based on a climber from New Mexico and Colorado. The book consistently relates to rock climbing but the author also mentions 14ers like the Elk Range and Longs.
A must read. I'm on a different experience but this book speaks to me and gives me hope. It's a dark read with a beautiful finish. It's not a book about climbing. Very scientific especially if you're into the bio-chemistry of Rx meds and understanding depression. Regardless, this book could not have been timed more perfect for me. Excellent.
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Recent trip to the San Juan's made me want to learn more about the 'SLV'. Best book on the valley's history.
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good novel for those of us experiencing our mid-life crisises
"The Passage" and "The Twelve", Justin Cronin
A vampire story that actually rocks. Suck it Twilight series
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Leah Hager Cohen. The Grief of Others
Some more of my recent favorites are:
Dilloway. How to be an American Housewife
Dilloway. Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns
Inclan. Walking with Her Daughter
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Even if you aren't gonzo about cycling, this book is a very good read. Hinault was a great champion and a complex man--a real one of a kind. And LeMond should be recognized as the greatest American cyclist ever for what he did sans drugs and under enormous psychological pressure, bad luck (pay attention to what happens to me during each of his 2 individual time trials during the 1986 Tour), and ouvert resistance from the French. A great story all around.
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