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  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Form / Essays
  • Language:English
  • Pages:86
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543948455

The Accidental Mountaineer

by Barbara Elliott

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Overview
After 40 years writing on behalf of other people, Barbara Elliott is free at last to write whatever the heck she wants in her quirky Accidental Mountaineer column in the Greenbrier Valley Quarterly. A decade's worth of her essays are contained in this volume, accompanied by delightful illustrations by Sally Cooper.
Description
After 40 years writing on behalf of other people, Barbara Elliott is free at last to write whatever the heck she wants in her quirky Accidental Mountaineer column in the Greenbrier Valley Quarterly. A decade's worth of her essays are contained in this volume, accompanied by delightful illustrations by Sally Cooper. In these pages you will learn the deep, dark secrets of Barbara's perversely happy childhood as a UK (Undertaker's Kid) in Smithfield, North Carolina and discover the peculiarities of her life in the Greenbrier Valley, where she has lived since 1992. Prepare to explore fascinating topics such as the mysterious death of a celebrity chicken, suspect hair dryers, skinny- dipping dog owners and the perils of public relations. As Barbara's husband so often reminds her, she lacks seriousness.
About the author
Barbara Elliott is a UK (undertaker's kid) from Smithfield, North Carolina. She graduated from Duke University as an English major with no real post-graduate plans, so she took a job as assistant editor of The Journal of Parapsychology. There followed a dizzying array of jobs writing for universities, public television, arts organizations and one really big bank. She has lived in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia since 1992 and is the self-described "Forrest Gump of PR" in the region, having worked for just about every organization around. She lives in Frankford, WV, with her husband, David, and a house full of spoiled pets.
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