Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ultimate Glory: David Gessner's Ultimate Frisbee Memoir

David Gessner's memoir, ULTIMATE GLORY, a story of obsession, glory, and the wild early days of Ultimate Frisbee has been published. You might remember Gessner from his essay about ultimate frisbee in 2012.

Before he made a name for himself as an acclaimed essayist and nature writer, UNCW's David Gessner devoted his 20's to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Like his teammates and rivals, he trained for countless hours, sacrificing his body and potential career for a chance at fleeting glory without fortune or fame. His only goal: to win Nationals and go down in Ultimate history as one of the greatest athletes no one has ever heard of.

Gessner has said: "I had begun to form myself through Ultimate. Frisbee helped make me."

David Gessner is the author of nine books, including the NYT bestseller "All the Wild That Remains." He has taught environmental writing at Harvard and is currently a professor at UNC-Wilmington, where he founded the award-winning literary journal, Ecotone.

Ultimate Glory: FRISBEE, OBSESSION, AND MY WILD YOUTH [352 pages]
Price: $9.73

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