My Old Man and the Mountain

My Old Man and the Mountain

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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My Old Man and the Mountain is Leif Whittaker�s engaging and humorous story of what it was like to �grow up Whittaker��the youngest son of Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts, and an extended family of accomplished climbers. He shares glimpses of his upbringing and how the pressure to climb started early on.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781680510683
1680510681
9781680510690
168051069X
Branch Call Number: 796.52209 W6177W 2016
Characteristics: 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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violetta4
Feb 09, 2018

superb author: Leif Whittaker

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ybwest
Feb 23, 2017

I loved this book! It's all full of surprises. If you're looking for a "these are the stories my dad told me while I was growing up" trudge, or "bittersweet memories of growing up in my dad's shadow" memoir, do NOT pick up this book. It's fresh and funny, written from a thoroughly original viewpoint. Leif Whittaker mixes history with stream of consciousness, journal entries with bursts of you-are-there newsreel narratives. Don't read ahead, just enjoy where Leif leads you. Too bad the waiting list is so long for this book; I'm so ready to share it!

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ybwest thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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