Halfway to Heaven

What’s more daunting to face – midlife or a mountain? Fat, forty-four, and facing a vasectomy, I try to finish climbing all 54 Rocky Mountains over 14,000 feet in a summer. Publishers Weekly calls it “hilarious.” I hope they’re laughing with me, not at me. (My teenage son suspects otherwise.) more…


The Big Year

Three obsessed men in a race to break the North American birdwatching record. “A feathered version of It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” says Outside magazine. National bestseller, and named to five “Best of 2004” lists by major media. Movie rights to Fox, with a 2011 release starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. more…