Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

by Finnegan, William (Author)

ISBN: 9780143109396

“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.” —Sports Illustrated Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.

Format: Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Penguin Books, April 2016

Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.3 W × 1 H

Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: **Winner of the2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard. Sports Illustrated

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