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Crazy for the Storm A Memoir of Survival (Paperback)

Author:  Norman Ollestad
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 006176678X
ISBN-13: 9780061766787
Sku: 211578824
Publish Date: 5/11/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  272
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Eleven-year-old Norman had been coached by his father for competitive sports from a very young age. But when their private plane crashed in the mountains in 1979, killing his father, Norman''s skills were put to the ultimate test.
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Norman Ollestad's father, an adventurist and FBI agent, was fairly obsessed with channeling his son's course through life. Almost from the time Norman took his first steps, his father was strapping skis to the toddler's tiny feet and hurling him down the side of a mountain. Norman was also forced to learn how to surf by the notorious "sink-or-swim" method. While he soon came to resent his father's stubborn and abusive training techniques, Norman is alive today because of those hard lessons. In 1979, the eleven-year-old Norman was the only survivor of a small plane crash that killed his father and two other people. Stranded on a treacherous mountainside amidst the blizzard that caused the plane to go down, young Norman used his skiing and survival skills to escape certain death. His riveting memoir tells his incredible story of strength and endurance, balancing the chilling winds of his mountain ordeal with the brilliant sunshine of the beaches where he learned to surf.

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"Ollestad...succeeds in making this book an elegant memoir as well as a transformative coming-of-age tale. When he leaves his father's limp body behind on the icy plateau...it's clear he takes his first perilous steps not just into survival, but into adulthood." - Ginger Adams Otis 06.14.2009

"[A] breathtaking 'memoir of survival,'....[This] portrait of a father's consuming love for his son...will keep you up late into the night." - Bill Gifford 06/14/2003

"[In this] engrossing story of adventure, survival and psychological exploration....Ollestad hits several notes that should make his memoir irresistible to those looking for page-turning but thought-provoking summer reading along the lines of Jon Krakauer's INTO THIN AIR." 05/15/2009

"[In this] engrossing story of adventure, survival and psychological exploration....Ollestad hits several notes that should make his memoir irresistible to those looking for page-turning but thought-provoking summer reading along the lines of Jon Krakauer's INTO THIN AIR." - Maggie Galehouse 06/28/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   Ecco Press
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