Mini Re­views

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STO­RIES FROM THE DIRT

This high­light reel of life and ad­ven­ture from the leg­endary Stone­mas­ter John Long of­fers un­shack­led tales too good to be fic­tion, in­clud­ing yarns of BASE- jump­ing, bull rid­ing, and re­mote cave ex­plo­ration. With his lively, hu­mor­ous prose, there’s a rea­son Largo has been called the Mark Twain of ad­ven­ture lit­er­a­ture. $ 19, FAL­CON.COM

YVON CHOUINARD: GO­ING HIS WAY

“Climb­ing and surf­ing are the per­fect ex­am­ples of the art of the use­less,” Yvon Chouinard says in this en­gag­ing, per­sonal biog­ra­phy by friend Bill Strat­ton. But the founder of Patag­o­nia has been any­thing but use­less. Strat­ton lays out Chouinard’s life, in­clud­ing tales of surf­ing mas­sive waves in Cali and scal­ing moun­tains in Patag­o­nia to­gether. Chouinard, clearly, has pushed in climb­ing and busi­ness with the mantra “You bet­ter learn how to get what you like be­fore you learn to like what you get.” $26, HOMESTEADPUBLISHING. NET

CLIMB IN­JURY-FREE

Dr. Jared Vagy’s Climb In­jury

Free is a deep, thor­ough, nec­es­sary guide. Com­bin­ing text, pho­tos, and il­los, it high­lights science- and anatomy- backed methods for climb­ing safely and strength­en­ing the body against com­mon in­juries. Vagy out­lines eight chap­ters, start­ing with proper warm- ups and mov­ing through re­hab, in­clud­ing dirt­bag- friendly subs for the props. $ 29, THE CLIMBINGDOCTOR.COM

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