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Longtime Field & Stream contributor Bill Heavey has become the magazine’s most popular voice by writing for sportsmen with more enthusiasm than skill. In his first full-length book, Heavey chronicles his attempts to get closer to his food and the world around him and “eat wild,” seeing how much of his own food he can hunt, fish, grow, and forage.

But Heavey is not your typical hunter-gatherer. He lives inside the D.C. Beltway, is a single dad to a twelve-year-old daughter with an aversion to “nature food,” and is almost completely ignorant of gardening and foraging. Helping avoid starvation are a number of unlikely teachers, from the eccentric Paula, who runs an under-the-table bait business, to Michelle, an attractive single mom unselfconsciously devoted to eating locally. To the delight of his readers and the embarrassment of his daughter, he suffers blood loss, humiliation, and learns, as he puts it, that “‘edible’ is not to be confused with ‘tasty.’” This is a funny, insightful, and ultimately heart-warming look at one man’s well-meaning adventures in food.



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