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Preface Minutes-Southern California Falconry Club Lessons from the Edge Letter to Dave and Ann Croft Introduction to Climbing and Surfing in the 1950s Remember That Big Storm The Master's Apprentice The North Wall of Mount Edith Cavell Quarter Dome - North Face Modern Yosemite Climbing Sentinel Rock: A New Direct North Wall Route Personal Notes from the North American Wall Muir Wall - El Capitan Letter to Malinda Pennoyer Fun Hogs Thoughts on Climbing in the Kaisergeberg Coonyard Mouths Off Das Tent Letter to Ken Wilson, Mountain Magazine, Chouinard Cerro Torre On Tump Lines All That Glitters Isn't Gold Coonyard Mouths Off - Part II Salsipuedes Excerpts from Climbing Ice My Life on Ice The Myth of Powder Pinhead's Progress One-Way Trip on the Clarks Fork `Opihi Man by Claire Chouinard and The Rest of the Story Dear Mum The Secret Weapon Seaweed Salad Attack of the Killer Limpets Eat da Bait! Bad Day at Flat Rock Further Adventures with the Atoll Man: A Month at Sea and on Land Foreword to No Bad Waves Dear Claire A Miracle in Calcutta Dear Mister President Why Voting Is Not a Waste of Time An Introduction to Glenn Exum Memorial for Dick Pownal Eulogy for Bruce Hill Why a Tools Conference, Patagonia's Tools for Grassroots Activist We Lost a Chief - Doug Tompkins Measuring Time The Minestrone Hatch Sucker Cakes Bhutan Brown Trout The Pack A Good Skunking Lessons from a Simple Fly Threats to Coldwater Fisheries The Responsible Economy Do Good Zen Lessons

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More reflections and stories from an iconoclastic businessman and an itinerant adventurer

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Yvon Chouinard is the founder and owner of Patagonia, Inc., based in Ventura, California.

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"Chouinard's storytelling shines, providing an intimate look at a life 'focused neither on the past or future, but on the present.'" Climbing magazine
"Even some of the more technical climbing entries are lyrical in their appreciation for the stunning beauty of his surroundings, a feeling that is mirrored in the awe- inspiring photos of places and perspectives that most of us will never get to see in person." "Chouinard's impassioned conclusion- impossible to ignore-is that our planet is increasingly under threat, and we must join together to actively defend it." -- 805 Living
"Yvon Chouinard says he's more of a storyteller than a writer, but Some Stories, Chouinard's brick of a beautiful coffee-table book about his life at Patagonia, and in Patagonia, and in all the other places the company founder and climbing iconoclast has made his mark, shows that his writing chops hold up. It's filled with tales of his early days in Yosemite and kicking around South America with his friend Doug Tompkins, the late conservationist and founder of the North Face, and the scrapes he got into along the way." --Outside
"This truly is a special book and one that can be read, revisited, and cherished for many years. It is a book about a man, but it is really about all of us - how we ought to live, what is of value, and what the natural world really means. After all, isn't this what we are really focused on when we head off into the wilderness?" " And for this reason, Chouinard's new book, Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport, is as good as gold." --The Venturing Anglermagazine
It is easy to get lost in each story, to imagine oneself sitting next to Chouinard, gazing into a roaring campfire, regaling you with an incredible tale. Envying his life, you'll want to close the book and step outside. He wouldn't be offended. --BookTrib
Yvon Chouinard says he's more of a storyteller than a writer, but Some Stories, Chouinard's brick of a beautiful coffee-table book about his life at Patagonia, and in Patagonia, and in all the other places the company founder and climbing iconoclast has made his mark, shows that his writing chops hold up. -- Outdoor Magazine
"...the thoughts and the example set by Chouinard may also upset the equilibrium of any reader who has become stuck in their work or in how they spend their days. It's an essential read and a worthy successor to Chouinard's previous work, the well-known Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman." -- Forbes.com -- Micah Solomon * Forbes.com *
"There is nobody that knows the edge of business and sport better than Yvon Chouinard." "...you will be challenged by provocative thinking within the pages of this skillfully crafted book." -- Mountain Weekly News

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