I often say that writing is the worst way to make a living ever invented, except when it’s the best, and I got a note recently that lands squarely in the “best” category. Out of the blue, an Army captain wrote to tell me that Enduring Patagonia “got him through West Point,” that he re-reads his copy of the book regularly, has all of his favorite “quotes and passages dog-earned and highlighted,” and that it’ll “probably always be” his favorite book.
I called bullshit, but he sent the proof.
If there are other equally well loved copies out there, I’d love to add their photos to this post. ;-)