Submission Call: The Back Road to Crazy


Here's a book you wild adventurers will want to get in on.

THE BACK ROAD TO CRAZY, edited by Jennifer Bové, is being published by the University of Utah Press and is due to hit bookstore shelves in February.

“Strap on your snake chaps and slap on some sunscreen as you head out to the field with biologist Jennifer Bové and her colleagues engaged in fish and wildlife studies, botany, and resource management.”

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THE BACK ROAD TO CRAZY: Stories From The Field

THE BACK ROAD TO CRAZY, edited by Jennifer Bové, is being published by the University of Utah Press and is due to hit bookstore shelves in February.

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“Strap on your snake chaps and slap on some sunscreen as you head out to the field with biologist Jennifer Bové and her colleagues engaged in fish and wildlife studies, botany, and resource management.

“During five years of working in snake-ridden sloughs and rough northern seas, Jennifer Bové often asked herself, “Why am I doing this?” Realizing her own experiences were only the tip of the iceberg, she invited friends and coworkers to answer the same question. Their stories include deadly snakebites, a plague of marmots, special delivery skunk oil, bald eagle wrangling, wildfires, and a mountain goat loose in the galley of a research vessel. These adventures are the details behind the data collected by men and women driven to unlock nature’s truths. In The Back Road to Crazy, seasoned researchers and novices alike reveal the impulse to trade the comfort of a more sheltered career for demanding physical labor, whims of weather, and the company of unruly creatures.

“This exuberant and entertaining collection of stories from the frontlines of research ranges from Myanmar to the Midwest, from Argentina to Alaska, and many points in between, offering tales that are by turns thoughtful, funny, tragic, and just plain crazy.” – The University of Utah Press

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SUBMIT A CRAZY STORY OF YOUR OWN!

If you’d like to submit a story for possible inclusion in a second volume of Crazy stories, please email Jennifer Bové at fieldstories@aol.com for more information.