Mountainfilm in Aspen and Explore Booksellers proudly present essayist Tyler Dunning
Mountainfilm in Aspen and Explore Booksellers proudly present essayist Tyler Dunning, whose essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends: Essays on Loss beautifully recounts the coming of age story of a wanderer who seeks solace in the natural world after suffering the loss of his best friend.
When Tyler Dunning's best friend is killed in a terrorist attack, the experience forces him to confront grief, depression, and his own destructive tendencies. To cope, he turns to travel, wandering the United States and crossing paths with a suicidal shaman, a Cambodian alien hunter, and off-the-grid meth addicts. He weathers an Atlantic hurricane, endures the Black Rock Desert, and attempts summiting Longs Peak, the highest point in northern Colorado, convinced that by overcoming the mountain he can overcome loss. But just when you think Tyler has come to terms with the passing of more friends--to rare disease, accidental drowning, and self-destruction-- you won't believe the final lesson death has in store for him. This is a book of goodbyes, of migration, of achieving restoration: a five-year journey founded upon coming-of-age heartache, the loss of innocence, and finding hope in our natural world.
Join us for a book signing and discussion. Tyler Dunning joins us from Mountainfilm in Aspen Festival, taking place at the Wheeler Opera House from August 23-27. Buy festival tickets here.