Wednesday, May 7, 2014

All Fisherman are Liars by John Gierach (and book giveaway)

I was recently offer to review a copy of John Gierach's new book, All Fisherman are Liars, courtesy of Simon & Schuster. I have to say I was honored for the chance. I've read all of John's books and I've thoroughly enjoyed all of them, although my brief review of his last work left me a little less than impressed.

This is new book probably what I'd describe as the perfect summer read. Are there hysterical stories of him and AK Best on strange camping trips? Not really. But it is a solid group of smaller stories and that are easily digestible. It's the perfect book for sitting on the beach, or relaxing on a night when you can't be fishing to rising trout.

Some of the more surpising entries to me had to do with some controversial subjects such as Tenkara and Trolling flies. I won't go into all the details, but it's definitely worth the read.

S&S were courteous enough to give me 4 copies to giveaway. We've done a giveaway on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook so far, so now you have your last chance today. Drop a comment, or shoot me an email using the contact link on the blog for your chance to win a free copy! If you don't win, I'd still highly suggest picking it up. You can't go wrong with Gierach.

Also, here's a good video on John's thoughts on Tenkara.


  1. For me Gierach gave the very best advice about how Man can best serve and look after the land..

    He wrote that Man should, "Keep the Fuck off of it!"

    He has a point.


  2. Throwing my hat in the ring for a chance. Always on the hunt for a good read. Thanks!

  3. I've always wanted to read one of his books, perhaps it starts now.

  4. Hey Mike. Love the opportunity to win the book. Thanks for sharing the wealth again. Looks like a fun read.

  5. It's been a while since I've read any Gierach. I think I need a refresher. Count me in for the giveaway.

  6. Got the DubTheThorax sticker on the ol' jeep and like to read. Sounds like a winning combo to me, throw me in the mix Mike.