Hmm, How Do I Say This Politely?
I AM KICKING YOUR ASS!
Heavens, I am sooo sorry. How rude of me. I do not know what came over me.
I suppose it was the sweet sweet smell of victory because as it turns out….I am kicking your ass!
That’s right. You heard me. I am in the lead, poised for glory, drafting my acceptance speech as we speak.
What’s that? You don’t know what I’m talking about? C’mon now, don’t play me like that. But….on the off chance you actually have no idea, I suppose I could take a moment to explain.
You see, a few weeks ago esteemed fly-fishing guide turned celebrity fly-fishing author Miles Nolte released his first book, The Alaska Chronicles. If you have not already ordered your copy, I implore you….run don’t walk. This is your chance to be on the cutting edge of the latest cult literary sensation.
In his destined-to-be-epic book, Miles outlines his summer as a fishing guide in Alaska. Of course there are euphoric accounts of giant rainbows, dry fly hatches and sockeye madness, but the real magic is his unabashed, unpretentious story of survival.
Surviving the elements is impressive in its own right – nature, mosquitoes, bears. But the substantive tale of Miles’ endurance is much more gritty and entertaining: it’s about surviving boats that refuse to cooperate, backaches, composting toilets, rookie guides, bad clients, good clients, carpentry projects, and not the least of all, one’s own thoughts that apparently tend to ferment in the still of the night in a Weatherport tent.
This book is raw, funny, hard, inspiring and essential. No doubt it will serve as a badge of honor on fly-fishers’ bookshelves for generations to come.
I am also a huge fan of Tosh Brown who founded Departure Publising and made this book a reality for the world to experience. But before you start to pat me on the back for being such a loyal supporter of both Miles & Tosh, you should know there’s something in it for me.
You see Tosh has announced a CONTEST to celebrate the launch of this book. Basically, you buy the book, send in a picture of your copy of Alaska Chronicles in the most random, exotic, hysterical and/or dramatic setting possible. If you win, Tosh is going to give you a TFO Flyrod.
I know! A free flyrod!
Which brings me full circle to my over-the-top gloating, because as you can see, I am already winning:
That said, it’s kinda lonely here at the top. The taste of victory is losing its luster since no one else has actually entered, and I need some competition. So tarry not! Buy your book, devour it cover to cover, and get in the game!
Did I mention you could win a FREE FLYROD?
Congratulations to Miles & Tosh for a badass literary endeavor. And may the best person win the flyrod.