If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat: Misadventures in Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilds of Suburbia
For nearly a decade, Bill Heavey, an outdoorsman marooned in suburbia, has written the Sportsman’s Life” column on the back page of Field & Stream, where he does for hunting and fishing what David Feherty does for golf and Lewis Grizzard did for the South. His work is adored by readersone proclaims him the greatest sportswriter who has ever walked the planet,” and anot...more
Heavey is different. His main stock in trade is humor, and he delivers by eloquently and unrelentingly poking fun at his own misadventures as a fisherman and hunter.
I first discovered his column, in a cast-off 'Field & Stream,' when I ...more
I think of Heavey as the F&S humor columnist. He's usually funny without being hilarious (there are touches of McManus here, but very few, and it's a pretty different aesthetic). Heavey plays the average guy well -- he's self-effacing, but he rarely makes himself into a complete idiot. He's a guy like you, except he gets to go cool places. And he also does thi ...more