November Club Meeting
Jo Deurbrouck has been thinking about rivers much of her life. Come hear what she's learned about wild water and the necessity of adventure. Jo is an engaging storyteller who will transport you onto wild rivers and grand adventures, and so will her new book. "Anything Worth Doing" tells the true story of two wilderness raft guides who believe that 'anything worth doing is worth overdoing,' and spend ten years trying to prove it on the West’s great rivers. These aren't the guys who summit Mount Everest once and mark it off their bucket list, or haul a refrigerator around Ireland on a lark. They're not even the gonzo expedition paddlers who astound us with feats that seem beyond the reach of mere mortals. These are men who, simply but with certainty, year after year, live and fiercely defend a dream.
Jo Deurbrouck is an outdoor writer and recovering raft guide who spent 12 seasons on the wilderness rivers of Idaho. She remains a frequent wanderer down the rivers, up the mountains, and through the deserts of the West. She has contributed to the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Paddler Magazine, Creative Nonfiction and others. She holds a M.A. in English from Boise State University. Her new book, "Anything Worth Doing," has won praise from a surprising range of voices, including acclaimed novelist and river curmudgeon David James Duncan, who called the book "...a white-knuckled adventure classic."