You’re Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck

In two decades at Field & Stream, the nation’s biggest outdoor magazine, Bill Heavey has become America’s everyman outdoorsman. Why? Because he believes that enthusiasm trumps skill. When he forgets his hat on a freezing winter hunt, he improvises, cutting open the juice-stained plush golden retriever puppy his daughter left in the car and using it as headgear. Trying to impress a lady, he flips his canoe and loses everything in the boat. Heavey takes you along with him as he nearly freezes to death in the 30-below cold of Alaska, and he also survives a divorce, plans deer hunts around his duties as a single dad, and defies a back doctor who tells him his tree-stand days may be coming to an end. Throughout, he is alive to both the ridiculousness and poignancy of life.

Collecting more than sixty of Heavey’s best stories from Field & Stream, the Washington Post, and the Washingtonian, this far-ranging and enlightening volume traces a life lived outdoors through the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious.

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3 Comments

  1. IF THIS BOOK DOENS’T MAKE YOU LAUGH, CHECK YOUR PULSE!! Bill Heavey writes in a way that makes me laugh out loud and that’s NOT an easy task for reasons listed below. Here is a sample from one of his stories…”When I felt the second bump, I set the hook like it was connected to the backside of an IRS auditor.” His unique ability to write great stories and slide the humor in is like no other, this is a MUST buy for the outdoorsman that enjoys a laugh! 

  2. Good Read. You’re Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck. A friend sent me a link to this book on FB and I figured wth I’ll give it a try. To be honest reading isn’t really my thing. I have a select few authors that I stick to and usually they still find a way to let me down. I’m gladly reporting here that I have found another writer worthy of adding to my short list. Thanks to the advice of my friend, whom also thoroughly enjoyed this, I’m listing this as a five star read. It was both humorous and entertaining. I’m looking forward to Heavey…

  3. This book (and Heavy) is not just VERY funny, and about hunting and fishing – it’s more This book (and Heavy) is not just VERY funny, and about hunting and fishing – it’s more, much more. Heavy has a view of the world that cannot be matched. The lessons and experiences he shares with us are presented as only he can do. I recommend this book not just to everyone who has ever hunted and fished, but to EVERYONE. It’s the perfect gift for everyone I know and for just about every occasion.

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