Anything Worth Doing (Paperback)

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2012 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD WINNER

Anything Worth Doing tells the unforgettable true story of larger-than-life whitewater raft guides Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, two men who share a love of wild rivers and an unbending will to live life on their terms, no matter the cost.

Clancy’s motto, ‘Anything worth doing is worth overdoing,’ leads them into a decade of beautiful—and beautifully strange—river adventures. Then, on June 8, 1996, in pursuit of a 24-hour speed record they intend to share only with a handful of friends, the men launch Clancy’s handmade dory, his proudest possession, onto Idaho’s renowned Salmon River at peak flood of an extreme high water year. This time the odds catch up with them.

With clarity reminiscent of Krakauer’s Into the Wild, whitewater veteran Jo Deurbrouck carries us down the West’s great rivers and into the hearts, minds and homes of that rare breed for whom security is optional but freedom and passion are not. Anything Worth Doing—taut and efficient, yet rich with insight—is destined to become an adventure classic.

About the Author


Award winning author Jo Deurbrouck (www.jodeurbrouck.com) is a former whitewater raft guide and a frequent wanderer down the rivers, up the mountains, and through the deserts, forests, and canyons of the West. She co-authored one previous nonfiction book, authored its revision, and has contributed to the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Paddler Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, The Spokesman-Review and other publications. She holds a M.A. in English from Boise State University. She lives in Idaho with her husband and two dogs.

Praise for Anything Worth Doing…


Anything Worth Doing is a true drama whose characters will break your heart with their dreams, courage, vulnerability, and absolute determination to live life on their own terms, no matter the cost.”
—Kim Barnes, author of In the Kingdom of Men

"An intricately researched, tension-filled, riveting tale."
—Chris Dombrowski, Missoula Independent

"This unforgettable book—one doesn't quite know where to begin praising it: whether at the literary or emotional level—catches, then lodges in the eddy of the heart."
—Cort Conley, Literature Program Director, Idaho Commission on the Arts

"...utterly engrossing..."
—Steven Hawley, author of Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities

"Highly creative and exceptionally well written...an impressive piece of work."
—National Outdoor Book Awards

Product Details ISBN-10: 0985257806
ISBN-13: 9780985257804
Published: Sundog Book Publishing, 08/01/2012
Pages: 212