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Let My People Go Surfing - by Yvon Chouinard (Paperback)

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  • "Wonderful . . . a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope.
  • About the Author: Yvon Chouinard is the founder and owner of Patagonia, Inc., based in Ventura, California.
  • 272 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Personal Memoirs

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"Wonderful . . . a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope." --Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

In this 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.--shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth.

From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.



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"Wonderful . . . a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope." --Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

"For everyone who is alternately outraged and depressed by the wave of greed that has been the hallmark of corporate America in the twenty-first century, there is a name that inspires hope: Yvon Chouinard. . . . Unique and compelling." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Chouinard's biography, Let My People Go Surfing, reveals a fascinating and colorful character . . . . For all of our sakes, it seems the responsible thing for companies to do is follow Chouinard's ascent." --USA Today

"No matter what you do, you will find essential guidance and inspiration in Let My People Go Surfing." --Dave Foreman, The Rewilding Institute



About the Author



Yvon Chouinard is the founder and owner of Patagonia, Inc., based in Ventura, California. He began in business by designing, manufacturing, and distributing rock climbing equipment in the late 1950s. His tinkering led to an improved ice ax that is the basis for modern ice ax design. In 1964 he produced his first mail-order catalog, a one-page mimeographed sheet containing advice not to expect fast delivery during climbing season. In 2001, along with Craig Mathews, owner of West Yellowstone's Blue Ribbon Flies, he started One Percent for the Planet, an alliance of businesses that contribute at least 1 percent of their net annual sales to groups on a list of researched and approved environmental organizations.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.5 Inches (H) x 6.5 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.26 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Yvon Chouinard
Language: English
Street Date: September 6, 2016
TCIN: 51504228
UPC: 9780143109679
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-1575
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.7 inches length x 6.5 inches width x 9.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.26 pounds
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