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Barbarian Days

A Surfing Life

William Finnegan

“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.” —Sports IllustratedBarbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing ...
Publish Date
April 26
First Published in 2015
Goodreads rating
Aug 28, 2019
If you read books, read William Finnegan's Barbarian Days. It's one of those rare books that divide your life into two parts: before you read it, and after.      source
Nov 19, 2020
This video made me think of a book I love called Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. I Listened to it on Audible. Wasn’t sure I’d like it. Once I started listening, I was enthralled. No politics, just great storytelling, adventure, and beautiful prose      source
Sep 09, 2015
That one, I only let myself read 10 pages at a time because I did not want it to end. It’s so good. Surfing seems so anti-verbal and he is so minutely good at explaining it.      source