Fumes and a Prayer: How to Live at the Edge and Still Be Home for Dinner

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If you take risks, sometimes things go wrong. If you could predict success with 100% assurance, where would the challenge be? Most of us want to live at the edge of something ... a business venture, a relationship, an outdoor adventure. Yet most people don't photograph sharks uncaged, set high speed downhill skiing records or climb overhanging sand dunes. For the majority of us, life is about accepting risks that take you to the edge ... you can see it, sense the adventure, know the fear, overcome obstacles and test your limits. You want to look at the edge, walk the edge, but not go over the edge. You want to absorb the adventure ... and then tell your stories around the dinner table. In Fumes and a Prayer, Dennis Bauer invites you to live life at the edge. And he asks you to remember three key words, words his flight instructor taught him, words he didn't know he would need until the day the engine coughed and sputtered, and the propeller began to windmill in the air five thousand feet over northern Colorado. Sometimes, while pursuing life at the edge, things go wrong. For any venture you pursue, here are the three critical keys you must know for success and survival. Includes chapters on Risk, Opportunity, Experience, Predictability and Opportunity, and the short, closing chapter, Foundation, on the author's personal faith. Be prepared for risks. Read "Fumes and a Prayer: How to Live at the Edge and Still Be Home for Dinner."

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DENNIS BAUER lives in the beautiful Puget Sound area of Washington State. His book comes from his life. From owning three businesses, climbing mountains, flying airplanes, crewing sailboats, raising three kids... to traveling by car through 44 states and visiting 9 countries.

Born in Everett, Washington, Dennis is a native Puget Sounder. He graduated from Colorado Christian University in Denver. An entertaining, inspiring and award-winning humorist and speaker, Dennis weaves life-stories into his motivational presentation, "Keep Your 'Leadership Cool' in Turbulent Times."

He draws from experiences as a pilot and flight instructor to teach principles a pilot uses to prepare for and to handle the unexpected. The day his engine quit 5,000' over northern Colorado, he used the same three keys that he explains to his readers... keys that apply to life, to business, and to leadership.

Little known facts about Dennis Bauer:

  • Favors root beer floats
  • Favors Peanut M&Ms
  • Needs dance lessons
  • Built the first Boeing 767 (not by himself)
  • Has 2 golden retrievers named Sailor and Glee
  • Caught a steelhead with a flower
  • Crossed the Atlantic on WWII ship, USS Randall, as a boy, then lived in London for 3 years
  • Sailed Puget Sound in an electrical storm... with a 40' aluminum mast pointing at the sky!
  • Climbed Mt. St. Helens 5 times before it erupted
  • Climbed Mt. Rainier. After it erupted (like, 150 years after)
  • Is not only a licensed flight instructor, he is also a licensed aircraft mechanic with dreams of building his own airplane one day
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"Fumes and a Prayer is a book that works on many different levels. I was inspired by the personal stories and captivated by his true story of survival and determination. This book is written in a warm, conversational style that makes it seem like you're sitting in the living room listening to a great storyteller. A combination adventure story, self-help book, and treatise on how to live life without fear, Fumes and a Prayer is a book that everyone will be able to relate to and enjoy." ~ Wayne Osborn, librarian

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