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Up a Creek, with a Paddle: Tales of Canoeing and Life

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Up a Creek, With a Paddle is an intimate and often humorous memoir by the author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen, who holds the distinction of being the best-selling living sociologist today. Rivers are good metaphors for life, and paddling for living. In this little book, Loewen skillfully makes these connections without sermonizing, resulting in nuggets of wi ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2020 by PM Press
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Ben Winter
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book because I love canoeing but it led to so much more. Like a good canoe trip, the day goes by with laughter, action, and deep conversations on the water.

That's exactly how I felt reading chapter after chapter of this book. I related to some of his stories working at a Boy Scout canoe base as I had done the same for a few summers but I can only hope to relate to his honest look at history and drive for change throughout his life.

This is one book that I know I will read again
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