A Second Life - Limited Edition

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A Second Life - Limited Edition in a Slipcase
Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition, in a custom slipcase
Dan Gerber
Hand-signed and numbered by Dan Gerber on the statement of limited edition page. This limited edition is bound with 1/4 red silk spine over black silk covers, embossed with the author's initials "DG". The slipcase is covered in black silk, with a sepia landscape photo on the front of the case. The spine label is black leather with gilt titles. This edition is printed on acid free paper and includes a laid-in sepia photograph of the landscape on the trade book cover.
A Second Life brings together several new pieces with the best of Dan Gerber's previously published essays and magazine stories, many of which have appeared in magazines such as Outside, Playboy, Sports Afield, and Sports Illustrated. Gerber limns his experience as a professional racing driver, journalist, sailor, and fisherman with a poet's eye and a novelist's gift for narrative, believing, as he states in his introduction, that our truest lives must be imagined. New essays in this collection include a meditative journal on the Arctic and an in-depth interview in which Gerber discusses the relationship of his artistic life with that as an explorer of the natural world. Also included are a gripping account of his return to racing thirty-three years after his career-ending crash, a story about saving his own life in the African desert by introducing a clan of Rendili warriors to ice, a chronicle of his pursuit of the most elusive fish in the world, and the story of a clandestine sailing trip to Cuba. His classic and highly praised book on the Indianapolis 500, the World's Fastest Carnival Ride, long out of print, is included here in its entirety. Blending Thoreau's dictum that "a writer is a traveler who stays at home," with Wallace Stevens's that "it is the worst of all things not to live in a physical world," Dan Gerber's focus in A Second Life is the inward experience of the outer world.
"A broad range of human experience fills this amazing compilation. A Second Life is engaging, informative, compelling reading from first page to last!"  - Michael J. Carson, Midwest Book Review
320 pp., 6" x 9"
Cloth in slipcase, $200.00

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