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Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself
Wangersky, Russell
Saunders of Toronto Ltd / Softcover / 2009-02-01 / 0887624103
Critical Incident Stress (CISD) / Biography and Memoir
price: $22.95 (may be subject to change)
288 pages
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Thousands of boys dream of becoming firefighters. Some get the chance, and for some of those, the dream becomes a nightmare."Burning Down the House" is the story of Wangerskyís eight-year career as a volunteer firefighter, an experience that wound up reaching into every facet of his life and changed the way he saw the world forever. Written in vibrant, luminous prose, the book traces his years from rookie to veteran firefighter and the toll it took on his personal life. Offering a rare glimpse into physical dangers and psychological costs of trying to save strangersí lives, Wangersky paints a harrowing and sometimes heartbreakingly vivid portrait of the fires, medical calls, and automobile accidents that are the standard fare of the profession.Visceral and affecting, "Burning Down the House" is an insightful insiderís account of the perilous world of firefighting and an unforgettable memoir of how, in finding his passion, Wangersky lost himself.

About the Author:

Russell Wangersky is a writer whose first collection of short stories, "The Hour of Bad Decisions", was nominated for numerous awards including, most notably, the longlist for the 2006 Giller Prize and the shortlist for the 2006 Commonwealth Writerís Prize. The editor of the St. Johnís "Telegram" in Newfoundland, his columns and editorials appear in newspapers across Canada.

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