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Scott Carney is an award-winning investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. His reporting has taken him to some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. He is the author of three other books, including The Red Market, The Enlightenment Trap and New York Times bestseller What Doesn't Kill Us. He was a contributing editor at Wired, and other works of his have appeared in Outside, Mother Jones, NPR, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Details Discover, Men's Journal, Men's Fitness and Fast Company. His books are available throughout the world in at least 20 languages. He lives in Denver with his wife, Laura, and a couple of cats. Together they run a tiny media company called Foxtopus Ink. You can find more of his writing at


For The Wedge: "Crazy good writing" --Wim Hof, "The Iceman""An engrossing case for rebooting one's system through extreme experiences" --Kirkus"Carney gave a syntax and vocabulary to things that I had felt all along but could never find the words to describe. Unbeknownst to me at the time of that first World's Toughest Mudder, the key to my success was the Wedge." --Amelia Boone, Four-time obstacle racing world champion"Scott Carney tackles big topics -- stress, resilience, and the linkage between physicality and spirituality -- and once again shows his willingness to challenge our conventional assumptions." --Brad Stulberg, bestselling author of Peak Performance"Prepare to enter an intriguing world of self-improvement and physical and mental performance that you've never before discovered. Scott Carney, once again, has elegantly intertwines his ferocious style of immersive journalism with an entertaining educational approach that is sure to improve your life and longevity forever." --Ben Greenfield, New York Times Bestselling author of Beyond TrainingFor Scott Carney: "Carney knows how to tell a story and digs deeply." --The Wall Street Journal"Carney writes with considerable narrative verve, slamming home the misery of what he has witnessed with passion and visceral detail." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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