Item description for A Good Life Wasted (Field & Stream) by Dave Ames...
Offers a unique perspective on an implausible period in the recent history of human civilization. When Dave Ames started guiding, Rocky Mountain locals rode horses and dug camas roots; now they're trading stock options on cell phones. The collision of stone and computer ages was short-lived, but the deep-rooted themes of this book remain.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.1" Height: 1.8" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 25, 2007
Publisher AMI / Field and Stream Audio
ISBN 1933309520 ISBN13 9781933309521
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Ames
Dave Ames, over the past fifteen years, has averaged perhaps 150 days of fly fishing each year as an outfitter and guide. He lives in Montana, spending much of his time in pursuit of trout and grayling. He has written for the "Chicago Tribune," the "Cleveland Plain Dealer," "Sports Afield, Fin and Feather, "and "Montana "magazine. He has also authored the fly-fishing cult classic, "True Love and the Woolly Bugger." He lives in Helena, Montana.
Dave Ames currently resides in the state of Missouri.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Good Life Wasted (Field & Stream)?
A great read - so funny and very well written Feb 20, 2008
I had this book pushed on me by a friend and didn't expect to *love* it, but it was so laugh out loud funny and so very well written that I just couldn't put it down. I read it in 2 days, after work.
If you have gone fishing only once in your life, you'll love the fishing stories, but this book packs a lot more than that. As a gift, *any* fisherman or woman (I am female) will really like it a lot, and they'll thank you for the laughs. You couldn't pay me to fly fish, but my pal is one of those nuts and he has good taste in reading material. I'm glad he suggested it.
Great book.. get for yourself or as a gift for a friend! Dec 25, 2007
I got this book a while ago and enjoyed it immensely! One of my favorite flyfishing books. A very entertaining read, and I'll read it again! Pick one up for yourself or for the person who fishs in your life.
I'll Read It Again! Mar 28, 2007
Dave Ames connects with the soul of any would-be or wannabe outdoor professional with humor, irony, and a dash of metaphysics, but nothing too heavy. He makes us care about him and his friends through great character development and threads that run through the episodes that take place over the twenty years of his wasted life.
I had some laugh-out-loud moments here and there. Next, I'll back up and read his first book, True Love and the Wooly-Bugger.
Wasted Life is highly recommended (I save 5 stars for Harper Lee and T.H. White.)