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Join author and whitewater enthusiast Jo Deurbouck for a reading and talk covering her latest book. Anything Worth Doing (Sundog Book Publishing, 2012) tells the unforgettable true story of larger-than-life whitewater raft guides Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, two men who share a love of wild rivers and an unbending will to live life on their terms, no matter the cost. Clancyâ€™s motto, â€˜Anything worth doing is worth overdoing,â€™ leads them into a decade of beautifulâ€”and beautifully strangeâ€”river adventures. Then, on June 8, 1996, in pursuit of a 24-hour speed record they intend to share only with a handful of friends, the men launch Clancyâ€™s handmade dory, his proudest possession, onto Idahoâ€™s renowned Salmon River at peak flood of an extreme high water year. This time the odds catch up with them. With clarity reminiscent of Krakauerâ€™s Into the Wild, whitewater veteran Jo Deurbrouck carries us down the Westâ€™s great rivers and into the hearts, minds and homes of that rare breed for whom security is optional but freedom and passion are not. Anything Worth Doingâ€”taut and efficient, yet rich with insightâ€”is destined to become an adventure classic.
Suggested Reading: Anything Worth Doing