I was supposed to receive an advance copy of John Gierach's latest book, but mine -- apparently like a few others -- never showed. With my Gierach interview scheduled for Friday and feeling oddly reluctant to interview someone about a book I hadn't read, I figured it was time to download the ebook version.
I'm only one page into the thing and already wondering if this isn't the book where Gierach loosens his collar a bit:
I have met some high-brow fishermen who bragged that they only fished at the best places with the best guides at the best times of the year and who claimed to not only always catch fish, but to always catch lots of real big ones. If true, a life without drama must be awfully boring, and if false --- as you have to suspect --- then lugging around an ego that requires that much preening must be a terrible burden.
Amusingly, this reminds me of not only "high-brow" fishermen, but more than a few pretending to be dirtbag trout bums.
More Gierach to come.
See you slaving over a hot ebook reader (the Nook, but more on that soon), Tom Chandler.