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Sweetness and Blood


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MICHAEL SCOTT MOORE is a novelist and journalist from California. He was a 2006-2007 Fulbright fellow in Berlin, where he currently works for Spiegel Online and writes a column for Miller-McCune Magazine. His first novel, Too Much of Nothing, was published by Carroll & Graf in 2003. He's written on politics and travel for publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and the Financial Times. He's also at work on a second novel.


"Moore and a robust wet suit have boldly gone where only serious and often seriously unhinged dudes have gone before, mapping out a fresh, unexpected cartography of the waves. . . . What he has done, subtly and beguilingly, is write a book about surfing that often is not really about surfing but about simply being alive." --New York Times Book Review"[A] lovely ride, a sweet story told with a lilt." --Los Angeles Times"Jolly!" --The Economist
"A lively global jaunt that will offer some surprises even for the heartiest of wave-riding experts." --The Washington Post"[He] burrows into each locale with a keen ear for dialogue and a bullshit detector set to 'stun' . . . The clarity of his prose leaves us hungry for Moore." --The Surfer's Journal"Warm, smart, funny, and beautifully written. Sweetness and Blood goes off the beaten surf-path to give us a bigger, more interesting surf world." --Matt Warshaw, author of The History of Surfing"Sweetness and Blood is a lively tour de force of travel writing and enterprising research that tells the truly fascinating story of surfing's spread into unlikely corners of the globe. This is like Beach Boys music for the sun-hungry brain, imagination, and soul." --Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name and The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?

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