It’s been a wild ride since Hunt, Gather, Cook came out in May 2011. Lots of press, my first TV appearances, radio, even a favorable New York Times review. Then came the book tour, which took me to 40 states over nine months. That tour was a life-changing experience, one I hope to relive in a year when my duck and goose cookbook comes out.
Through it all, you, the readers of this space, have been with me. You’ve helped me untold times on book tour, given me a couch or a bed to sleep in, coordinated book dinners and signings, taken me into the field and onto the water. And you’ve bought books. Oh yes, people, you’ve bought books.
Hunt, Gather, Cook has run through three printings of its hardcover edition, officially making it a successful book in the eyes of my publisher, Rodale. As a result, Rodale has decided to release my book in a paperback edition, and that edition hits the shelves today. So if you are interested in buying a copy of Hunt, Gather, Cook, you can now do so for about $10, which is about $6 a copy less than the hardcover edition.
I am deeply grateful for all your support, which has helped me realize that I may just be able to pay the rent doing what I love. And for those of you who’ve asked me, the answer is no, I am not getting rich from this book: In fact, I’ve yet to see a royalty check from Rodale. But I am hoping that sales of the paperback will change that.
Thank you all again, for everything. I owe you all a debt of gratitude I will do my best to repay by trying my damndest to not disappoint you either on this site, or in any of my books.
Now it’s fall, my favorite time of the year. Time for adventures outside! Time to get out and play your part on Nature’s stage. Whether you’re after striped bass or walleye, deer, ducks or pheasants, mushrooms or nuts, good luck this season, everyone!