Surfing with the Journalist: A New Yorker Writer Rides the Waves

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William Finnegan interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle's John Diaz at the Bay Area Book Festival 2016.

"I was reluctant to come out as a surfer," says William Finnegan, about his memoir "Barbarian Days." The celebrated New Yorker staff writer, who has made his reputation reporting from some of the most war-torn places on earth, will compare journalism with writing this lyrical, existential book about his secret and abiding passion, surfing. The New York Review of Books delivered a glowing re…more

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Aloha I purchased the book. This reminds me of my childhood in Hawaii. Great that it's written by one of my favorite New Yorker writer.

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