The books I enjoy the most are usually written by people with whom I feel some sort of affinity. Even if it is only my own biassed perception, the feeling of sharing a similar experience with an author makes me much more interested in what they have to say.
I eagerly awaited Katie Boué’s debut book since she first announced it in the summer of 2022. Over many years of following Katie’s advocacy and adventure online, I have always seen a lot of myself in her – even if what she does, and how she tells her stories on social media has always been far grander and better than anything I could have ever done with my platforms. Even the timing of Katie’s book announcement seemed serendipitous as it came only a few weeks after my debut title, Born to Climb, was published.
Like me, Katie’s route into the outdoor industry started with rock climbing. By another happy coincidence, she took her first vertical steps at the same time and in the same place as one of my best friends: at the Tallahassee Rock Gym, and the two often... continue reading now→