Little or no attention is paid to the ordinary ‘Joe Sixpack,’ the guy who fishes when and where he can, on his limited budget and schedule. This book is for, and about, Joe.
Cincinnati (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
What are we fishing for? A new book is bringing fresh perspective to the sport and its relationship to life, shedding new light on the biggest catch of all. In his new book “Where the Gulls Are” (published by AuthorHouse), author and passionate fisherman Bob Burroughs brings readers a fishing autobiography that excludes the oft-referenced sport professionals, guides and captains. Beginning with a naïve child’s adventures, the book progresses through seven decades of catching more than just fish, ultimately emerging with a wisdom of the learning opportunities embedded in even the most familiar of waters.
“In the literature of fishing, the overwhelming concentration is on the ‘big name’ tournament professionals and the exotic, expensive venues,” says Burroughs. “Little or no attention is paid to the ordinary ‘Joe Sixpack,’ the guy who fishes when and where he can, on his limited budget and schedule. This book is for, and about, Joe.”
The inspiration for “Where the Gulls Are” came from Burroughs’ own fishing experiences that have spanned seven decades, and the lessons that have translated into daily life. Burroughs calls the imprecise madness of fishing the key to maintaining his own life balance and sense of awe while working in a career centered on cold economics and uncompromising fact. He is 76 years old, but says he’s going on 13.
“This book is about ignorance, not expertise,” says Burroughs. “This is about the self-learning moments, and realizing that the trip’s greatest reward is not the full stringer. This is not a ‘how-to’ book; it’s a ‘why not’ book.”
About the author
Bob Burroughs has been fishing North America for more than 70 years, from the Canadian arctic watershed south to the Florida Keys, and from the Bahamas west to Alaska. Burroughs received his education from the University of Cincinnati and Harvard Business School. He resides in southwestern Ohio in what he refers to as his “base camp.”
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