June 1, 2003
June 1, 2003
In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's comfortable suburban home to move to the Appalachian Mountains. For more than two decades he has lived there, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he has trapped, and trying to convince Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature. To Gilbert, Conway's mythical character challenges all our assumptions about what it is to be a modern man in America; he is a symbol of much we feel how our men should be, but rarely are.
This portrait, which grew from a profile published in GQ, studies the life of mountain-man Eustace Conway, who upon running away from his family, pursued a survivalist lifestyle in the North Carolina woods--and flourished. A New York Times Notable Book for 2002.
- Genre: Self Improvement, Sports + Recreation, Social Science
- Subgenre: General, Outdoor Skills, Men's Studies, Ethnic Studies / General
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
- Online Item #: 11339102
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6903
- ISBN: 9780142002834
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported