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Hoffmeister is a writer, teacher, and rock climber living in Eugene, Oregon.
His first book, The End of Boys, was released by Soft Skull June, 2011. His second book, Let Them Be Eaten By Bears - A Fearless Guide To Taking Our Kids Into The Great Outdoors released from Perigee/Penguin Group in May of 2013. His debut novel, Graphic the Valley, Tyrus Books, released the summer of 2013.
He has written for Climbing Magazine, Rock and Ice, Gripped, and The Huffington Post, and he is represented by Adriann Ranta at Wolf Literary.
His fiction earned an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in 2006


My Integrated Outdoor Program students and I were reading Pam Houston’s A Little More About Me, focusing on the essays “The Morality of Fat,” “Out of Habit I Start Apologizing,” “In Pursuit Of What I Don’t Do Well,” and “Redefining Success.”


We talked about how the media wants us to be attracted to people because of physical attributes, but wouldn’t it be excellent if we redefined attractiveness...

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The End of Boys
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Graphic the Valley
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Peter Hoffmeister Peter Hoffmeister said: " Just read the first 75 pages of Northanger Abbey (continuing with the summer of obscure books by well-known masters), and I'm surprised by how much Jane Austen makes me laugh. Her humor is brilliant. "

 

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The Contract of Love by José Chaves
The Contract of Love
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The Contract of Love is a title of many metaphorical interpretations. But no spoilers here. Chaves is a gifted truth-teller, depicts himself without sentimentality, and details one of my all-time favorite flawed characters, his father. Hernando is no ...more
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Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
Tar Baby
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Morrison is one of my favorite authors. She is incredible, but this is not one of her best works.
Although I read it quickly, and loved moments, Morrison steps out of the narrative to preach to the reader and explain race relations. No reader likes a
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Just read the first 75 pages of Northanger Abbey (continuing with the summer of obscure books by well-known masters), and I'm surprised by how much Jane Austen makes me laugh. Her humor is brilliant.
The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O'Connor
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Flannery O'Connor's writing is always incredible. Her prose is precise, original, terrifying. I don't love her subject matter here (internal religious struggle and mental illness are not the first topics I want to read about) but she creates a world ...more
Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
Men Without Women
by Ernest Hemingway
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Continuing with obscure books by well-known authors, I read Men Without Women as my second summer book. A few of the stories were familiar to me "Hills Like White Elephants" being the most famous, and a few stories were excellent (the Nick Adams stor ...more
Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
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This is what I said 60 pages in: Just started Dust Tracks, and it feels more like autobiography than memoir. Not used to that. Maya Angelou said Hurston embellished and lied in this book, but I love the folklore so far. Love her style.
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Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Winter's Bone
by Daniel Woodrell
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Incredible heroine, conflict, and dialogue. Steeped in Ozark drink. It reads a bit like a screenplay, and i'm sure that made the movie easier to produce, but Woodrell has serious voice.
The End of Boys by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
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“I know that I've lost something now because this keeps happening, and I feel as if this is all I ever come to, to this place, this knife, this feeling, almost killing, and I wonder that I'm not drunk because I feel fucked up and cold and hot, and this man, the drunk man, he's backing away from me toward a parked car and he trips over the parking meter and stumbles and takes a few steps and there's a wall he can follow along and he's scuttling back into the doorway of the bar and his off-white shirt gets hazy like cottonwood down floating off the river back home but it's hot in the spring there, back home, when the cottonwoods are dropping, and nothing about this night is even warm at all except my fist around the handle of the knife that's still cold, and there's the smell of the river water, the water in the air, and water everywhere, over my eyes and the city and the night, and I wonder why the water's not frozen because it's cold, cold every night here, so fucking cold, and no amount of weed will warm me up because I'm a long way from home and my bed and my room and my house and my family and anything and everything and everyone that I have ever loved, and I can sleep on a dirty floor with gum and spiders and garbage and wrappers and ants and dust and spit and cum, and I can sleep here and wake up, and I can sleep here and wake up again, but no amount of sleeping and waking will ever make it right.”
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