A LIFE WORTH LIVING: THE ADVENTURES OF A PASSIONATE SPORTSMAN
Author: Jack Hemingway, Edited & Intro by Geoff Norman
Publisher: NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK, Apr 2007
Memoir of a sportsman?s life from the son of one of the century?s greatest writers. A touching dedication to a lifetime of the sport both he & his father loved so much. Great gift for fish enthusiasts. 6x9 inches, 320 pgs.
A memoir of a sportsman?s life from the son of one of the century?s greatest writers.
"Most of my truly good days have been spent fishing.? So begins Jack Hemingway?s wonderful new memoir of his life as an incorrigible sportsman. But be forewarned?this is not a ?how-to? book, nor a guide to secret places, though there is plenty of expertise and uncharted territory to be discovered here.
Jack?s seasons of a sportsman begins appropriately in the spring, at a dude ranch in Clark?s Fork Valley, near the Yellowstone River. As an awkward six-year-old threading caught grasshoppers on old wet worn flies his father Ernest had discarded, Jack found his lifelong passion much in the same way his father had so many years earlier as a child on Walloon Lake. His summer would bring steelhead on the North Umpqua, fishing with Papa?s newly christened ?Christ Pants? that enabled him to ?walk on the water,? and looking for trout along the Danube in the aftermath of World War II. Fall brings expeditions to the steelhead-laden tributaries of the Snake River, fishing for Atlantic salmon, along with time for reflection and Jack?s fervent belief that "there is always something new to learn.?
Balancing a self-effacing humor with a delicacy of prose both graceful and knowing, A Life Worth Living, is a touching dedication to a lifetime of the sport both he and his father loved so much.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jack Hemingway was an avid fly fisherman and sportsman for over sixty years, and the son of Ernest Hemingway, one of the century?s towering figures in literature. His passing in 2000 was marked on television and in newspapers and magazines around the world. This posthumous publication is his second book.