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The One that Got Away

by Howell Raines

The One that Got Away by Howell Raines
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  • Published in USA  May 2006
    336 pages
    Genre: Biographies/Memoirs

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Confronting loss -- of an elusive fish or something larger -- is at the heart of The One That Got Away, the graceful sequel to Raines's much-loved, bestselling memoir Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis, published to great acclaim in 1993. With the same winning combination of reminiscences, anecdotes, philosophy and fishing lore, his bold new memoir covers the eventful years in this latest passage of his life, and the realization that in relinquishing his former identity as a newspaperman he has actually gotten what he wanted, just in the most unlikely way.

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"With extraordinary grace, Raines explores some missteps that have haunted him so long "as to become icons of instruction about the importance of avoiding avoidable mistakes." - Booklist.

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Raines, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and avid fly fisherman, resigned as Executive Editor of the New York Times after the Jayson Blair scandal in 2003.

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