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The Goods and Bads of John Gierach

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FC: by Jerod Dahl | The Life of Author John Gierach

1: John Gierach was born in 1946 and is now 66 years old. Much of his life was lived in Lyons, Colorado.

2: At the early age of 5, John started fishing and hunting. His love of writing about his fishing didn't start until his early thirties.

3: John studied philosophy in high school and college. He thought writing would allow him to fish daily.

4: The money John made from writing helped him pay rent. It also helped support his hobby of fly fishing.

5: His first four books were poetry. These only brought minimal fortune and he began delving into non fiction novels.

6: John spent twenty years writing about fishing. He has been more successful with these novels than his poetry.

7: John Gierach keeps a full calendar. He does a yearly book tour and fills the rest of the months with fly fishing.

8: You will rarely catch John on any TV show. If you do you can bet he will be fishing.

9: While writing, John Gierach reads books by Tom McGuane for inspiration.

10: John has written 20 books over the past thirty years alone.

11: After a recent move from Lyons, Colorado, John now calls Larmier County home.

12: He is not a world renowned author. John prefers his privacy and does not seek out cameras.

13: John's favorite author is Annie Dillard. He has enjoyed her work for nearly 15 years.

14: No Shortage of Good Days Another Lousy Day in Paradise Dances with Trout Fool's Paradise Still Life with Brook Trout Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders Standing in River Waving a Stick

15: No Shortage of Good Days | This book is a summary of Johns favorite fishing trips. It includes all his funny moments.

16: No Shortage of Good Days | In No shortage of Good Days John paints himself as a kind hearted small man.

17: John drives his old muddy pickup throughout the whole book.

18: John wrote No Shortage of Good Days as a tribute to all the "good days" of fishing he had in a year.

19: "This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S. Copyright law." (Simpson, 70)

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