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The hiking book from hell

Kalvø, Are (author.). Moffatt, Lucy (translator.).

Summary: "Jim Gaffigan meets Cheryl Strayed in this blisteringly funny memoir about the call of the wild, from one of Scandinavia's biggest comedians. Sometime around his forties, Are Kalvo starts losing his friends ... to the mountains. Friends who used to meet him at the pub are now hiking and skiing every weekend, and when they do show up, all they talk about is feeling at one with nature (without a hint of irony). When Are realizes he's the only person who hasn't posted a selfie on a mountain, he starts to wonder: does he have it all wrong? To find out, Are buys some ridiculously expensive gear and heads into the woods.The result of his sardonic trek is at once a smart and funny take-down of outdoors culture, and a reluctant surrender to nature's undeniable pull. An adventure, a comedy, and a tragedy, The Hiking Book from Hell is destined to become a nature writing (and nature hating) classic."--

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771645850
  • ISBN: 1771645857
  • Physical Description: print
    317 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley ; London : Greystone Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Norwegian by Kagge Forlag, Oslo, as Hyttebok frå helvete, copyright ©2018 by Are Kalvo.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: That's not it -- Things I don't understand -- Indoor mountains and popcorn on the campfire -- 1st attempt: to Jotunheimen in search of salvation -- Last night of freedom -- From the city to the forest, hour by hour -- Farewell to logistics -- Communal supper in underwear -- To the top -- Communal achievement in underwear -- Listen to the inexperienced mountain folk, part 1 -- Sings you ought to find in the mountains -- Evaluation of food and drink for use on hikes -- The return of "The Happy Wanderer" -- Listen to inexperienced mountain folk, part 2 -- Into the light -- So how did you feel about it? -- 1st attempt: to Jotunheimen in search of salvation, evaluation -- I explore myself and my city -- 2nd attempt: to the Hardanger Plateau in search of people -- Jam-packed and deadly dangerous -- The art of losing a Japanese tourist -- Where old food goes to die -- Liquor and cigarillos -- IMaginary wilderness -- Man or mouse? -- Glossary -- Listen to inexperienced mountain folk, part 3 -- White people talking about blisters -- Sources, digressions, and extra information for nerds.
Awards Note:
Text in English, translated from the Norwegian.
Subject: Kalvø, Are Humor
Kalvø, Are Travel Humor
Mountaineering Humor
Outdoor life Humor
Hiking Humor
Genre: Autobiographies.
Travel writing.

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  • 5 of 7 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


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