No Shortage of Good Days by John Gierach

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The ability to write about the everyday, average fishing trip and somehow make it interesting is where Gierach’s sneaky genius lies.
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Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.

In No Shortage of Good Days John Gierach takes readers from the Smokies in Tennessee to his home waters in Colorado, from the Canadian Maritimes to Mexico—saltwater or fresh, it’s all fishing and all irresistible. As always he writes perceptively about a wide range of subjects: the charm of familiar waters, the etiquette of working with new fishing guides, night fishing when the trout and the mosquitoes are both biting, and fishing snobbery, a pitfall he seems to have largely avoided: “A friend and I recently realized that making fly-fishing a way of life instead of a hobby has made us a couple of pretty one-dimensional characters. On the other hand, we agreed we’re two of the happiest people we know, albeit in a simple-minded sort of way.”

Gierach again demonstrates the wit, eloquence, and insight that have become his trademarks. No Shortage of Good Days is the next best thing to a day of fishing.
 

About John Gierach

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John Gierach is the author of numerous books on fly-fishing, including At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman, Standing in a River Waving a Stick, Dances with Trout, Another Lousy Day in Paradise, and No Shortage of Good Days. His work has appeared in Field & Stream, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and Fly Rod & Reel, where he is a regular columnist. He also writes a column for the monthly Redstone Review. He lives in Lyons, Colorado.
 
Published May 17, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 226 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Nature & Wildlife, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Mar 15 2011

Gierach’s genial campfire manner and woodsy witticisms should hook more than just the average fishing fanatic.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Feb 28 2011

. . .Gierach's prose. . .combines the naturalist poetics of Norman Maclean and the nascent practicality of Benjamin Franklin.

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Casting Around

Good
Reviewed by Anthony Naples on Jun 16 2011

The ability to write about the everyday, average fishing trip and somehow make it interesting is where Gierach’s sneaky genius lies.

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The Trout Underground

Good
Reviewed by Tom Chandler on Jun 09 2011

. . . though this book feels like it rambles a teensy bit more than his earlier efforts, he still delivers the goods. . .

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