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Friday, April 12, 2013

Jon Krakauer

born in Brookline, MA, in 1954 - his family moved to Corvallis, OR when he was two - at eight his father took him to (unsuccessfully) climb Oregon's ten-thousand-foot South Sister - received a degree in environmental studies from Hampshire College - worked as a carpenter and a commercial fisherman to support his climbing - in 1983 quit his job as foreman of a house-building crew to concentrate on writing

(A Life in Books)



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