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Short Memoir: Looking Back on Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air," Part II adventure book writing coaching brad wetzler editing jon krakauer memoir non-fiction travel writing writing Aug 09, 2020

How I Coached Jon Krakauer to Write the Story that Only He Could Tell

Last week, I posted Part I of the story of my involvement with "Into Thin Air." That post told the behind-the-scenes story of the days during and immediately after the storm that killed climbers during the 1996 season....

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Short Memoir: Looking Back on Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" adventure book writing coaching brad wetzler editing everest jon krakauer memoir non-fiction travel writing writing Aug 09, 2020

Sending Jon Krakauer to Everest was my idea. After the news broke, I spent the better part of a day wondering if I’d put him in a frozen grave.

IT WAS THE WORST STORY IDEA idea an editor could come up with, let alone assign to a real human being. That’s how I felt on Saturday, May 11,...

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Spring Cleaning, Covid, and a Note from Jon Krakauer into thin air jon krakauer May 16, 2020
On Facebook, I was recently asked to participate in a challenge to list seven of my favorite books. 
 
I couldn't take part in the exercise without mentioning Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. 
 
"Into Thin Air" will be remembered as one of the great adventure books...
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