Steve Brigman Somebody's Gotta Do It

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Somebody's Gotta Do It

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Somebody's Gotta Do It has plenty of adventure, with tales from Africa, Alaska, Montana, and Mexico. Steve Brigman has the ability to take readers with him into the field, creating vivid images with his literary style. But a witty and frank examination of himself and his trade has helped foster a broad relationship outside the world of anglers and hunters. Add to that the lust for trying almost anything, and readers are rewarded with the likes of dog sledding and cattle herding on horseback. Brigman's storytelling often strays far from the outdoor activities that he lives for, to more mundane settings such as his dog's bath, where he assures her about the scented soap:". . . you can't make a wet dog smell like a mango."

In his first book, Brigman flexes all of his writing muscles, and he has solicited the talents of his friend and fishing buddy, Duane Hada, to add brilliant illustrations to these pages. This collection is a must for outdoorsmen and their families.

Making a living as an outdoor writer is tough; just ask one of them. It's not just hunting and fishing all the time, they'll likely set you straight. There's low pay, lousy hours, exhaustive travel, miserable weather, fish that won't bite, deadlines and a litany of other challenges, they might explain. Oddly though, more often than not, the outdoor writer expounding on the tribulations of the trade has been suffering through this treatment for decades, but has no plans to give up such a lifestyle.

Throughout this collection of stories that spans almost two decades, Steve Brigman challenges this notion with his witty and candid take on being an outdoor writer. His love of the outdoors becomes quickly obvious. Readers will travel with him on safari, fish Alaska's Naknek River for giant rainbows, stalk redfish and snook on Texas' Laguna Madre, and explore the Ozark float streams he so loves. But it is perhaps his stories of being sick in bed, or when things didn't quite go right in the field, where his storytelling skills shine the brightest.

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About the Author:

Steve Brigman was born in Alabama, but spent over 40 years in Texas. He now resides in southwest Missouri. During his career he has been a navigator, fashion photographer, reporter, editor, freelance journalist and hunting guide. He has won dozens of awards for his writing, including a 1999 Press Club of Dallas Katie Award for his column, "DFW Outdoors." In 2005, he was named the "Conservation Communicator of the Year" by the Missouri Conservation Federation. Brigman is an avid outdoors enthusiast with eclectic tastes, but most enjoys floating and fishing the streams near his Ozark home.

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"Steve has a wonderful knack of turning a pothole into an exciting dip in the road." --Brent Frazee, outdoors editor, Kansas City Star

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