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Pushing Rubber Downhill: A journey to manhood via whitewater adventures Paperback – August 23, 2015
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- Paperback : 224 pages
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 1514827875
- ISBN-13 : 978-1514827871
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.51 x 9 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (August 23, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,825,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is a great read, great collection of stories about the author's adventures on the rivers. I can't imagine having the courage to uproot and leave everything behind and go to the Nile!
If you're wondering if you should read this book, you should. Read the book and read that thread and pepper your angus for all the great change you'll experience in your life!
I think anyone who has asked themselves "what the heck am I doing" at any point in their life will find wisdom in this book. I found it very relatable and inspiring at the same time. Reading Adam's story you'll certainly walk away with a spring in your step to go for it and try something new.
From this book, I learned the going rate for an Ugandan witch-doctor's death curse, discovered that the thing that goes up and then comes down and then we rescue the people is not a bomb, but rather an E-Whah, and laughed so hard I choked on my beer no fewer than three times. Five stars because there's no option for six, and worth every last penny.
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If nothing else, this book shows the value of working with an editor, which many others in this sphere (*cough* Aaron Clarey*cough*) could really learn from. The writing is succinct, it flows nicely, and there are very few of the linguistic and typographical shortcomings that infect so many books in the self-publishing world.
That said the story is good, that of a life story, and it may be instructive to those thinking of making a change in their life. This is kind of a 21st century attitude but along with websites like "the Art of Manliness" this book seeks to convey, I think, a way of 'being' in the world, especially an androgynous one, I guess, but it is useful. Yes, of course, there's plenty the book leaves out, and it will certainly not be a like-for-like existence, the stories will be burnished somewhat to make them appealing to read. But what I am saying is the book reads good, has a good message, and whilst not a perfect non-fiction tome, is a worthy purchase in a morass of vastly inferior literature. I would recommend heartily.
Easily engaging, with plenty of light-hearted banter and fun along the way. Opportunities are grasped with both hands, while punters and money seem to fall through his fingers.
Will be reading his next book.
A short but compelling read, tightly written with humour, humility and humanity.