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When a Good Adventure Goes Bad

February 21, 2013  |  In Uncategorized   |   Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,   |   Leave a comment

Anything Worth Doing coverBook Review
Anything Worth Doing: A True Story of Adventure, Friendship and Tragedy on the Last of the West’s Great Rivers
By Jo Deurbrouck
197 pgs., Sundog Book Publishing, $15

Those of us who pursue adventure and challenge in nature sometimes cross a line into a place where life becomes fragile. But as the unfortunate who have stumbled inadvertently into that dark space learn, the threshold is never actually a distinct line; it’s a gray zone where we make a series of fateful decisions and are never granted the foresight to know what awaits at the end of them. In Anything Worth Doing, former whitewater rafting guide Jo Deurbrouck takes the reader on a riveting journey into the lives of two semi-legendary Idaho river guides, showing how a life lived well can sometimes end too soon. Continue reading →

“Before They’re Gone” wins National Outdoor Book Award

December 1, 2012  |  In Family Adventures   |   Tagged , , , , ,   |   Leave a comment

My book, Before They’re Gone–A Family’s Year-Long Quest To Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks, has received an honorable mention in the Outdoor Literature category, the top awards category, from the prestigious National Outdoor Book Awards.

In it, I write about spending a year taking wilderness adventures with my wife, Penny, our nine-year-old son, Nate, and our seven-year-old daughter, Alex, in national parks that, because of climate change, are likely to be very different places by the time my kids are my age.

Read reviewer comments about my book, view a trailer, and find links to media coverage about my book here.

See the complete list of winners at noba-web.org/books12.htm.