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From the beloved Field & Stream everyman, a collection of hilarious, insightful, and moving pieces about a life lived outdoors
You're Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck
The Further Adventures of America's Everyman Outdoorsman
978-0-8021-2432-6 • $16.00 • Paperback • Dec. 2015
“Bill Heavey is one of the best magazine writers in America. No, he doesn’t work for the New Yorker. He writes for Field & Stream, the popular journal for hunters and fishermen . . . Not since Jack London’s stories has the stark danger of freezing lived so largely on the page.”Wall Street Journal
Writing for magazines and newspapers for more than thirty years, including over a decade at Field & Stream, Bill Heavey has become famous as America’s everyman outdoorsman, unafraid to draw attention to his many and varied failuresfrom sporting French lavender deodorant to scaring a UPS man half to death while bowhunting in his front yard.
Heavey’s 2007 collection If You Didn’t Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat?, copublished with Field & Stream, the leading American outdoors magazine, was a resounding success that went into multiple hardcover printings. You’re Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck, again copublished with Field & Stream, collects more of Heavey’s top pieces from the magazine as well as the best of his writing from the Washington Post, Outside, and elsewhere. In this far-ranging read, Heavey’s adventures include nearly freezing to death in Eastern Alaska, hunting ants in the urban jungles of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and reconnecting to cherished memories of his grandfather through an inherited gun collection.
With Heavey’s trademark wit and candor, the collection traces a life lived outdoors through the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious.