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by Bill Vaughn

eBook First, a little Chee-Chee Then Some Other Extremely Odd Sports ePub
Author: Bill Vaughn
Language: English
ISBN: 0939872056
ISBN13: 978-0939872053
Publisher: Arrow Graphics (January 15, 2003)
Pages: 200
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 757
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ePub file: 1691 kb
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1 quote from First, a Little Chee-Chee: Then Some Other Weird Sports: ‘It is the life-affirming genius of baseball that the short can pummel the tall, t. .

1 quote from First, a Little Chee-Chee: Then Some Other Weird Sports: ‘It is the life-affirming genius of baseball that the short can pummel the tall, t.First, a Little Chee-Chee Quotes Showing 1-1 of 1. It is the life-affirming genius of baseball that the short can pummel the tall, the rotund can make fools of the sleek, and no matter how far down you find yourself in the bottom of the ninth you can always pull out a miracle.

Published January 15, 2003 by Arrow Graphics.

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His insights are in the league with Mark Twain, what first sounds like someone .

For everyone who's finally ready to stop making sense and start wasting time, here's the ultimate instructional manual  . His insights are in the league with Mark Twain, what first sounds like someone who has gone berzerk is revealed to be a profoundly deep observer of human nature. Dispatches from the Real Montana. But, as Vaughn chronicles, there is still another Montana or many other Montanas - an amalgam of trailer houses, local softball teams, homegrown lawyers and doctors and business owners, liberal writers and narrow-minded bureaucrats.

First, a Little Chee-Chee book. For everyone who's finally ready to stop making sense and start. The subjects of his essays and reports have Bill Vaughn’s articles have appeared in Outside, The Men’s Journal, Ski, Salon, Westways, AARP, New West, American Cowboy, Wooden Boat, Rocky Mountain Magazine, Aldus, Seven Days, numerous other publications, and in a dozen anthologies, including The Best American Magazine Writing 2001, Outside 25, and Dog Is My Co-Pilot, a New York Times.

I know Bill Vaughn as a long-time friend and have previously read several of his magazine articles. However, it was only when eleven of his recent pieces were brought together in this book, that I got a real sense of what special writer he has become

I know Bill Vaughn as a long-time friend and have previously read several of his magazine articles. However, it was only when eleven of his recent pieces were brought together in this book, that I got a real sense of what special writer he has become. My prior impression was that he was something like the Hunter S. Thompson of the modern adventure magazine - his specialty was writing for Outside magazine about offbeat sports or quasi-adventures, such as golfing a portion of the Lewis and Clark Trail or trying to crash the set of a 'Survivor' episode.

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First, a little Chee-Chee Then Some Other Extremely Odd Sports.

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Almost all of us push the envelope a little bit now and then even though we.

Almost all of us push the envelope a little bit now and then even though we shouldn’t. But that’s no reason to chase losses or give up hope for anything but a jackpot or other big wi. hat truly is a recipe for disaster. By all means involve family and friends if you think they may see some things about you that you don’t. But ultimately you are the one responsible for your actions and the only one who can do anything about them. If any of those scenarios described above fit you, then you need to read our Responsible Gambling Guide here.

For everyone who's finally ready to stop making sense and start wasting time, here's the ultimate instructional manual. Windsail on railroad tracks, play golf in corn fields and the spillways of dams, fly to Borneo to wreck the filming of Survivor, wander around in Boy Scout uniforms, and Food Suits loaded with pork and booze, fantasize in public about sex with Meg Ryan, alienate people and seek the company of dogs and horses.
Chinon
This book - how did I find it? - I saw a blurb in Outside magazine in 2003 about it, and what first got me was "Golfing the Lewis and Clark Trail" -- being a huge Corp fan and hungry for anything on the subject.
I carried this cut-out blurb from the magazine for the past 5 years!! I wish I had read it earlier - and yet, now I'm also a Survivor fan, with some insight into the behind-the-scenes shenanigans thanks to my fb Survivor friends -- so I read SURVIVE THIS first. So funny, so right on, so true to the spirit of the strange world of Mark B. It will be read by many a Survivor fan come september -- and if they have any sense, they'll buy the book - from the author - he SIGNS it, it is so cool. His insights are in the league with Mark Twain, what first sounds like someone who has gone berzerk is revealed to be a profoundly deep observer of human nature.
Slowly writer
I know Bill Vaughn as a long-time friend and have previously read several of his magazine articles. However, it was only when eleven of his recent pieces were brought together in this book, that I got a real sense of what special writer he has become. My prior impression was that he was something like the Hunter S. Thompson of the modern adventure magazine - his specialty was writing for Outside magazine about offbeat sports or quasi-adventures, such as golfing a portion of the Lewis and Clark Trail or trying to crash the set of a 'Survivor' episode. You will find that type of piece in this book, but - from my perspective -- when the best of these pieces are read as whole, something much different emerges: a moving chronicle of life outside the mythic Montana of the popular imagination. In the past decade or so, Montana communities such as Big Sky and Bozeman and Whitefish have attracted people with enough wealth to build monstrous homes and spin off a small but growing economy of retainer industries (golf courses, upscale sports stores, coffee shops, good restaurants and the like). But, as Vaughn chronicles, there is still another Montana or many other Montanas - an amalgam of trailer houses, local softball teams, homegrown lawyers and doctors and business owners, liberal writers and narrow-minded bureaucrats. And a common theme among their lives is the contrast between a stirring, interntionally renowned landscape and a per capital income (and cultural capital, if you will) much lower than the national average. It is this Montana that is at the center of Vaughn's work. I started with the piece titled, "Skating Home Backward," which deservedly was nominated for a National Magazine Award. "Skating" unveils to the reader the overall span, so far, of Vaughn's life -- from growing up in "Rat Flats" southeast of Great Falls, to living with his wife Kitty Herrin, their horses and dog, on a modest piece of acreage west of Missoula, Montana, just downwind from an odiferous paper mill. From Vaughn's indelible childhood - under the influence of a single father who unabashedly embodied and espoused redneck culture - Vaughn has grown into a man capable of poignant vignettes about loss and hurt and the reclamation of what is good in people and in the lesser lands of Montana. His writing is reflective and moving and, yes, still darkly humorous. He still has not outgrown his redneck father's anger. More than once in this book, he grabs a golf club in anger and stomps off to confront a neighbor over matters of security and property. But the real find in this book is an emerging author who deserves much wider recognition, as he writes about real life amidst the glorious geography of the Rocky Mountains and High Plains.
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