Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?

A Professional Amateur's Guide to the Outdoors

A collection of hilarious stories about the joys & pitfalls of hunting, fishing, family & adventure

By Bill Heavey Read by Jeff Harding Humorous / Nonfiction / Outdoors & Nature / Short Stories & Collections English, Unabridged 9h 14m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Maybe the best way to explain Bill Heavey's writing is to note that both Ted Nugent and the Wall Street Journal-two entities rarely seen in the same sentence-like it. For more than twenty years, Heavey has staked a claim as one of America's best sportsmen writers. In feature stories and his Field & Stream column "A Sportsman's Life," he has taken readers across the country and beyond to experience his triumphs and failures as a suburban dad who happens to love hunting and fishing. 

This new collection gathers together a wide range of his best work-tales that are odes to the notion that enthusiasm is more important than skill and testaments to the enduring power of the natural world. Whether he's hunting mule deer in Montana, draining cash on an overpriced pistol, or ruminating on the joys and agonies of outdoor gear, Heavey always entertains and enlightens with honesty and wit.

"Bill Heavey is one of the best magazine writers in America. No, he doesn't work for the New Yorker. He writes for Field & Stream, the popular journal for hunters and fishermen." - Danny Heitman, Wall Street Journal

"Bill Heavey is my favorite writer. When I die, I want him to gut me, stuff me, and deliver my eulogy for one good last laugh." - Ted Nugent

“Readers don’t have to hunt or fish to appreciate Mr. Heavey’s essays, which are more broadly about the bruising limits of middle age. With middle age comes liberation, too—the increasing freedom to defy convention without embarrassment…. Mr. Heavey’s essays, too, are more complicated than they first appear. The title of his book evokes the knee-slapping comedy of the campfire, a promise that his peculiar brand of farce frequently fulfills. But he also displays a gift for the sublime…” - The Wall Street Journal