Skiing the Edge by Jules Older
Humor, Humiliation, Holiness, and Heart

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The wildest true tales by the greatest ski and snowboard writers. Tales of jail, of humiliation, of skiing through gunfire, snowboarding through pain, getting crushed by avalanche, threatened by authorities, and nearly killing a couple of high-roller ski students from Hong Kong.

Here's how it started... On October 19, an email arrived from a ski writer/ski buddy who had managed to get himself remanded into a seriously uncomfortable night in the drunk tank in lovely Whistler, British Columbia.

His emailed confession was the embodiment of humiliation. It was also the embodiment of my favorite kind of ski writing — personal, quirky, compelling. I thought, I would kill to publish this thing.

That’s when the light bulb lit. I can publish this thing, and a lot of other things I love to read. I’ll create an eBook. A ski eBook.
That day, I contacted North America’s best ski writers. Here's what I told them:

" I'm finding the central, unifying theme hard to describe, but it’s a lot like Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart’s description of pornography: 'I know it when I see it.' Stories have to be personal. Have to be revealing. Can be embarrassing. And must be brilliantly written. The key word is intense: intensely funny, tragic, exciting — intense.

The writers exceeded my fondest dreams. Get ready for a wild, uproarious, heart-wrenching, consciousness-expanding, utterly brilliant ride.

Jules Older in a tweet...
Jules Older Ph.D.—psychologist >medical educator >writer >editor >app creator>videographer>epublisher. Big awards, big adventures, big fun.
 

About Jules Older

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Jules Older has worked as a broadcaster, editor, psychologist, educator, college counselor, psychology professor, medical educator, disc jockey, ski instructor, and even as a villain on TV (for one month). He is currently the editor-in-chief of Ski Press and the author of more than twenty children's books.Jules has written for The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, and Skiing Magazine. He is the author of many children's books, including COW, Anita! The Woman Behind the Body Shop, Hank Prank in Love (Puffin Books), Hank Prank and Hot Henrietta (Puffin Books) and Ben and Jerry, The Real Scoop! (Chapters Publishing).Jules donates 7.5 percent of all earnings from his children's books to causes such as The Heifer Project and Doctors Without Borders. He lives in San Francisco.Lyn Severance, an eighth-generation Vermonter, comes from a long line of dairy farmers. She attended Parsons School of Design in New York and currently lives in Burlington, Vermont. Lyn illustrated Ben & Jerry's: The Real Scoop! and the Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book.
 
Published December 1, 2011 by 9780984858002. 110 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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