9780385475198

Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis

ISBN 10: 0385475195 / 0-385-47519-5
ISBN 13: 9780385475198
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

Just as Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance used motorcycle repair as a metaphor for the examination of self, Howell Raines uses his lifelong experiences as a fly fisherman to explore his life, politics, gender, roles as a son, husband, father, and journalist, and his attitudes toward aging and mortality. A man who has fished with presidents and Southern friends as well as with his own two sons, Raines chronicles his progress from "the Redneck way of fishing" for quantity and food to the catch-and-release way of his friend and mentor Dick Blalock. Blalock taught Raines that fly fishing is about attitude and friendship, not about catching fish. Raines imparts tips on casting and stream beds gracefully, along with his love for what he calls "waters that move" as he explores the deep funk he fell into at midlife, complete with a divorce, a seven-year feud with his father and brother, and the all-consuming animosity he allowed himself to develop toward his boss at work. By casting into the waters of his own life -- and ultimately reconciling with middle age -- Howell Raines has written a literate, contemplative celebration of life and friendship.


Review:

"[Howell Raines is] an interesting, alert, thoughtful human being."

Nick Lyons, New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Wry and touching."

T.H. Watkins, Washington Post Book World

 

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