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The Wilderness Idiot: Lessons from an Accidental Adventurer

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The path to an adventurous life seems straightforward: Crush at an outdoor sport; amass a legion of followers who drool at your hero shots on Instagram; host TED talks exhorting people to live their best life, brah. But there is another way: the way of the Wilderness Idiot. Author Ted Alvarez built a career and an outdoor lifestyle by simply not being smart enough to say ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 19th 2019 by Falcon Press Publishing
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Alan
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The path to an adventurous life seems straightforward: Crush at an outdoor sport; amass a legion of followers who drool at your hero shots on Instagram; host TED talks exhorting people to live their best life, brah.

But there is another way: the way of the Wilderness Idiot. Author Ted Alvarez built a career and an outdoor lifestyle by simply not being smart enough to say no to things that will probably kill him, or at least embarrass him severely. From nearly drowning in pro kayak races to

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Amelia
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
From reading the description of this book, I was ready to crash headlong into a series of comedic and interesting essays about various wilderness adventures that were had by the author. After reading this, however, I was left feeling disappointed and unfulfilled. The book started off strong and while there were a number of chapters throughout this that I absolutely loved, most of it was lackluster and uninteresting. It felt thrown together and not cohesive whatsoever and I struggled to have this ...more
Randal White
A somewhat interesting book. Some good adventures in it, but the writing wasn't very engaging. Not much to say about it, I was underwhelmed. I am left wondering why the author is still alive. The title Wilderness Idiot is appropriate.
Jason Muckley
I fell in love with Ted Alvarez's new book, "The Wilderness Idiot" in the prologue. His wilderness mantra is, "Just say yes." No matter the conditions or the terror of the wilderness, it is worth the pain and the struggle for the stories you will be able to tell and the camaraderie you will build on a backpacking trip only accessible by sea plane.

"The Wilderness Idiot," are stories of Alvarez's adventures in some of the most obscure and dangerous places around the globe in his expeditions as a
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Karen
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this collection of outdoor adventure stories. Some are entertaining, some are informative, some are touching and many are a combination of the three.

Thank you to Rowman & Littlefield and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.
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