I finished up the expanded and edited version of “Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel: A trail running, ultramarathon, and wilderness survival guide for weird folks.“I’ve accomplished my goal of producing the least-serious-but-still-exceedingly-useful trail and ultra book in existence!
I added significantly more content than the original version, and my editing team did a wonderful job of eliminating the grammar and other errors. New table of contents can be found at the bottom of this post.
The last two months or so have been an interesting experience. Due to a lot of miscalculations, we’ve been rather poor lately. It’s a strange twist to our hobo adventures in that we’ve been able to look at our situation with a degree of objectivity without falling into a serious panic. It’s taught us a great deal about ourselves and others that may be in a similar situation.
So how did we slip into poverty?
NOTE: Since this post, I’ve released the final expanded edition of the book, which adds many new sections and MUCH better editing. It is also available in .mobi (Kindle) and .epub (pretty much everything else) formats for ebook readers. The previous version that was available here is no longer available, though you CAN download the free sample following the links below. If you bought the original, continue to share it freely.
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I’m finally nearing the release of the trail and ultrarunning book I started with the Squirrel Wipe project. It’s been a long journey mostly because I almost completed it in October, then punched my computer, bricked the hard drive, and lost the entire manuscript. It was a VERY painful lesson.
It took quite some time to rewrite it, but it’s close to finished. I learned many lessons from the process of writing the various editions of The […]
This off-topic rant was entirely fueled by my friend Trisha re-posting a picture from grammarly.com’s Facebook account. The picture said “Vote to stop the use of the word irregardless today! Like to cast your vote!” It created a conversation that resulted in 53 comments as of Wednesday evening. I initially responded with a somewhat douchey comment just to start a fun argument, but it turned into a surprisingly deep conversation.
The gist of […]
I’ve often dreamed of a world where parents didn’t automatically put their kids in shoes. If only we allowed our children the freedom to go barefoot, we’d avoid all the pitfalls that plague our modern shod society.
Unfortunately it’s a tough sell.
Some parents insist that their children need the protection of shoes. Sure, sometimes that protection is important (winter), but most of the time kids are more than capable of navigating any […]
The newest edition of The Barefoot Running Book has been out for about a week, and feedback has been great! I’m currently looking for reviewers to give the book a little more exposure beyond my own blog. To that end, I need to ask my readership for a favor- if you have purchased the book (ebook version or dead tree version) and few extra minutes, post an honest review on Amazon here:
Earlier this year I started working on an ultrarunning book that took the form of the Squirrel Wipe project. After about 40 posts, I more or less stopped as my clinic and travel schedule picked up.The project has been in limbo for awhile.
I’ve spent several months talking to various people in the running community and assessed the need for another ultrarunning book. The response was lukewarm. People that already run ultras really don’t need a […]