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Download kindle ´ Barbarian Days Ö William Finnegan ✓ ❴Reading❵ ➹ Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life Author William Finnegan – Goproled.co.uk Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; WWinner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery a coming of age story seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard Sports Illustrated Included in President Obama's 2016 Summer Reading ListBarbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession a complex enchantment Surfing only looks like a sport To initiates it is something else a beautiful addiction a demanding course of study a morally dangerous pastime a way of life Raised in California and Hawaii Finnegan started surfing as a child He has chased waves all over the world wandering for years through the South Pacific Australia Asia Africa A bookish boy and then an excessively adventurous young man he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds some of them right under our noses off the coasts of New York and San Francisco It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites only gang in a tough school in Honolulu He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them Youthful folly he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay on Maui is served up with rueful humor As Finnegan's travels take him ever farther afield he discovers the picturesue simplicity of a Samoan fishing village dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria Throughout he surfs carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing unprecedented lucidity Barbarian Days is an old school adventure story an intellectual autobiography a social history a literary road movie and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting little understood art Praise for Barbarian Days Without a doubt the finest surf book I've ever readBut on afundamental level Barbarian Days offers a clear eyed vision of American boyhood Like Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the worldThe New York Times MagazineIncandescentI'd sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer in part because nothing I've read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under But it's also about a writer's life and evengenerally a uester's lifecarefully observed and precisely rendered than any I've read in a long timeLos Angeles Times Elouent evocative nostalgic this book threw me into one of those reveries about what might life might have been compared to what it has been Finnegan is just about the same age as me I shared his passion for surfing but then let career family and the uest for financial security pull me away from that surfing life He is a formidable writer and even if you've never been surfing this tale of searching for meaning in life will still grab your attention

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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery a coming of age story seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard Sports Illustrated Included in President Obama's 2016 Summer Reading ListBarbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession a complex enchantment Surfing only looks like a sport To initiates it is something else a beautiful addiction a demanding course of study a morally dangerous pastime a way of life Raised in California and Hawaii Finnegan started surfing as a child He has chased waves all over the world wandering for years through the South Pacific Australia Asia Africa A bookish boy and then an excessively adventurous young man he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds some of them right under our noses off the coasts of New York and San Francisco It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites only gang in a tough school in Honolulu He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them Youthful folly he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay on Maui is served up with rueful humor As Finnegan's travels take him ever farther afield he discovers the picturesue simplicity of a Samoan fishing village dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria Throughout he surfs carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing unprecedented lucidity Barbarian Days is an old school adventure story an intellectual autobiography a social history a literary road movie and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting little understood art Praise for Barbarian Days Without a doubt the finest surf book I've ever readBut on afundamental level Barbarian Days offers a clear eyed vision of American boyhood Like Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the worldThe New York Times MagazineIncandescentI'd sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer in part because nothing I've read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under But it's also about a writer's life and evengenerally a uester's lifecarefully observed and precisely rendered than any I've read in a long timeLos Angeles Times An awesome read very descriptive and insightful Well written and interesting A book that both surfers and people who don't can get into A shame about the rather abrupt ending although I could read it again and again

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Barbarian Days A Surfing LifeWinner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery a coming of age story seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard Sports Illustrated Included in President Obama's 2016 Summer Reading ListBarbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession a complex enchantment Surfing only looks like a sport To initiates it is something else a beautiful addiction a demanding course of study a morally dangerous pastime a way of life Raised in California and Hawaii Finnegan started surfing as a child He has chased waves all over the world wandering for years through the South Pacific Australia Asia Africa A bookish boy and then an excessively adventurous young man he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds some of them right under our noses off the coasts of New York and San Francisco It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites only gang in a tough school in Honolulu He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them Youthful folly he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay on Maui is served up with rueful humor As Finnegan's travels take him ever farther afield he discovers the picturesue simplicity of a Samoan fishing village dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria Throughout he surfs carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing unprecedented lucidity Barbarian Days is an old school adventure story an intellectual autobiography a social history a literary road movie and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting little understood art Praise for Barbarian Days Without a doubt the finest surf book I've ever readBut on afundamental level Barbarian Days offers a clear eyed vision of American boyhood Like Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the worldThe New York Times MagazineIncandescentI'd sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer in part because nothing I've read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under But it's also about a writer's life and evengenerally a uester's lifecarefully observed and precisely rendered than any I've read in a long timeLos Angeles Times Loved to read about foreign breaks and feeling to discover and ride new waves At times I felt the author was too verbose but the story was still epic