Monday, November 5, 2012
And Now We Shall Do Manly Things...Review & Give Away!
In the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods and A. J. Jacobs's The Know-It-All, Craig J. Heimbuch takes a wry look at some of our most deeply cherished cultural beliefs
Craig J. Heimbuch had never even thought of owning a gun when, in his early thirties, he was given a twelve-gauge Winchester over-under shotgun by his father. The black sheep, so to speak, of his Midwestern family, Craig was possibly the only male Heimbuch never to have taken an animal. But now that he had a shotgun, he figured he might as well try it out, and in so doing, explore the meaning of manhood while getting closer to his hunting-enthusiast dad.
And Now We Shall Do Manly Things is the witty, moving, and insightful story of one man's quest to free himself from the shackles of his domesticated suburban lifestyle by immersing himself for one year in the hunting culture his family has always cherished. Along the way Heimbuch learns what putting food on the table once entailed and what it means to be a man in America—and discovers that it's possible to be a committed father, a loving spouse, and a hunter without being mistaken for a gun-toting lunatic.
What a great book! I was so interested in this because I did not grow up in a hunting family AT ALL (see....not all of us "Maine-ah's" are outdoorsy folks!) but I am now married to someone who loves to hunt. It has been an adjustment for me to understand and even embrace the lifestyle so I could really appreciate the author's journey. On top of being able to somewhat relate, the author has a style that is charming and witty and made me want to invite him over for a little Maine woods venison!
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