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Category Archives: Books

An Outside Conversation with ‘Breathless’ Author David Quammen

In 1981, writer David Quammen took over a monthly column for Outside called “Natural Acts,” which investigated all sorts of wildlife- and nature-related questions. It ran for 15 years, becoming a beloved regular offering in the print magazine and helping launch Quammen’s career as a preeminent science writer. He’s now written 16 books, won multiple […]

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These Are Our Favorite New Cookbooks for Fall

While some may look forward to autumn for pumpkin-spice lattes and crunchy leaves, for others, it means the birth of a whole new class of cookbooks. Here, we’ve rounded up six fall releases that will help you level up your cooking skills and knowledge, both indoors and out. Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan […]

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Cheryl Strayed on the 1995 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike That Changed Everything

A decade ago, Cheryl Strayed had $85,000 in credit-card debt. She was a working mom taking care of two small children and grabbing whatever time she could to write. In April of 2012, while on a book tour for her new memoir, she got a text from her husband saying the rent check had bounced. […]

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”A Bike Ride Is Far Better Than Yoga, or Wine, or Weed.”

Back when I was living in Brooklyn, New York, I would often see Jody Rosen on a bike. I wouldn’t say we were the closest of friends—we went to college together, but now, as then, we moved in slightly different circles. Still, we’d often have a street corner stop and chat, trading the sort of […]

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Nick Offerman’s Call of the Candy-Ass

Earlier this year, I was sitting in Los Angeles traffic lamenting that my pathetic seat heater has only three settings, and listening to a podcast hosted by an outdoorsman. At one point, the guest casually mentioned Henry David Thoreau, and the host all but jumped on him, repeatedly and derisively calling Thoreau a lightweight because […]

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Everything Our Editors Loved in June

Outside editors spent June checking books off their summer reading lists, from novels in the Star Wars universe to emotive poetry compilations. Here are the movies, books, music, and more that we enjoyed last month. What We Read Last month I reread Chinua Achebe’s classic novel Things Fall Apart. I hadn’t read it since college, decades ago, but remembered its theme of a […]

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How to Flip the Script to Take Control of Stressful Situations

It was the night before the NCAA regional cross-country championships, and the team I coach was about to face off against the best runners in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The women’s team came in with its best ranking in over a decade, led by a strong trio of runners who were on the cusp of achieving […]

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