Good Morning Midnight: Life and Death in the Wild


Good Morning Midnight: Life and Death in the Wild
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Good Morning Midnight: Life and Death in the Wild
Manufacturer Chip Brown (Riverhead Books)
Page By Augie Medina
Page Type Apr 21, 2007 / May 30, 2007
Object ID 3007
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Product Description

Guy Waterman, a former Capitol Hill speechwriter, abandoned his career to pursue his passion for mountain climbing. He was a genuine eccentric and troubled soul. His relationships with his sons turned tragic. To find peace, he built a cabin in the mountains of Vermont without modern conveniences of any kind. He indulged his climbing and became a prominent historian of the mountains of the northeast. None of this was apparently sufficiently fulfilling. One winter day, he walked up the mountain and committed suicide by exposure. The author recounts Guy Waterman’s life and attempts to answer the question “why?”

Product Details

Price: $24.95
Hardback: 302 pages
Author: Chip Brown
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Year of Publication: 2003
Language: English
ISBN: 1-57322-236-4



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Augie Medina - Apr 21, 2007 10:06 pm - Hasn't voted

A tragic story. Guy Waterman was talented and well intentioned. But he blew it with his sons and maybe he never recovered from that. One son, Jim, disappeared at the age of 22. A second son, Johnny, became a prominent name in Alaskan mountaineering but also met a tragic end. Negative aspects aside, the book contains many good climbing stories and brings across Guy Waterman’s love of the wilderness. The approach he took to end his life is certainly a rarity but of course has a connection with his passion for the outdoors.

fossana - Jan 29, 2008 2:21 pm - Voted 4/5

great read
Fascinating story from psychological, historical, and ethical perspectives.

silversummit - Apr 22, 2009 8:45 pm - Voted 1/5

Sad story
I really tried to get into this book and into Guy Waterman's life. Maybe it was the general pessimism surrounding Waterman or no offense to Chip Brown; maybe it was the writing but I could barely finish this book. I felt sorry for Guy and especially for his sons but I also think this book sort of dragged everything on and on without giving us much insight.

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