ULTIMATE GLORY

Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth

Biography

David Gessner is an award-winning author of ten books, a former teacher of environmental writing at Harvard, and the founder of the literary magazine Ecotone. He has published essays in many magazines, including Outside Magazine and the New York Times Magazine, and has won the John Burroughs Award for Best Nature Essay, a Pushcart Prize, inclusion in Best American Nonrequired Reading, and the Association for Study of Literature and the Environment’s award for best book of creative writing in 2011-12. Gessner is the Chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is the author of the New York Times Bestseller All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West. His other books include Return of the Osprey, Sick of Nature, My Green Manifesto, and The Tarball Chronicles, which won the 2012 Reed Award for Best Book on the Southern Environment.

In January of 2016 he served as the host of the National Geographic Explorer television show, Call of the Wild, which explored how screens are screwing with our brains and how nature can be restorative.

Gessner puts a lot of energy into blogging for Bill and Dave's Cocktail Hour, a website he created with the writer Bill Roorbach. He still dreams of winning the national championship in ultimate Frisbee, but knows it will never happen.

Call of the Wild....

The Marsh Prof

AND A COUPLE OF MORE FUN VIDEOS:

Apres Ski

Visit Bill and Dave's Cocktail Hour for more fun

The Greatest Album of All Time--by far.

Attack on the mic number 2

Watching football with the kid

Boulder with Lou Burke...

Titanic, Titanic....

Hostages

Where it started

AND......

OTHER GESSNER BOOKS
Come along as I follow the trail, both physical and biographical, of two great western writer-environmentalists.
A wild ride down the Charles River with a different sort of environmentalist.
Follow me down to the Gulf during the BP oil spill.
A Year spent intertwined with the lives of beautiful and daring birds of prey.

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