Lawrence Millman, Outsider: My Boyhood with Thoreau

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:00pm

We are excited to welcome Lawrence Millman for a reading and signing of his new book, Outsider: My Boyhood with Thoreau.

"What could be better than a pairing of Lawrence Millman and Henry David Thoreau? Outsider is a piece to cherish and a reminder that we are never alone as long as words live on the printed page." — David Breithaupt, contributor LA Review of Books

"This book is small in size but huge in spirit. Read it, revel in it, then make your way outside and get some dirt on your clothes." — Gregory McNamee, author of Gila: The Life and Death of an American River

"Lawrence Millman is that rarest of creatures — a nature writer with a sense of humor. He would have kept his buddy Henry David Thoreau in stitches." — Jim Christy, author of The Rough Road to the North and Traveling Light

Outsider: My Boyhood with Thoreau is a memoir told in vignettes by the mycologist and author Lawrence Millman. Early on, Millman found in Thoreau a kindred spirit, far outside of the mainstream social, sporting, and educational interests he was expected to be cultivating. And like Thoreau, he would rather be out-of-doors — where he could socialize with mushrooms, insects, or earthworms — than stuck in any indoor locale.

Writer, ethnographer, mycologist Lawrence Millman has made over forty trips and expeditions to the Arctic and Subarctic. His twenty-seven books include such titles as Last Places, Northern Latitudes, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, Hiking to Siberia, Lost in the Arctic, At the End of the World, The Book of Origins, Fungipedia, The Last Speaker of Bear, Foraging with Jeeves, and the Coyote Arts title Goodbye, Ice. He has written for Smithsonian, National Geographic, Outside, Atlantic Monthly, and The Sunday Times (London). He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Event address: 
4022 Rio Grande blvd nw
Bookworks
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Outsider: My Boyhood with Thoreau By Lawrence Millman, Geoff Halverson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lawrence Millman, Geoff Halverson (Illustrator)
$14.89
ISBN: 9781587750465
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Published: Coyote Arts LLC - March 26th, 2024