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You've thought about it, well some of it, buy it, read it.
Funny thing with skiing lit, it is not as well purposed as the moving image just as climbing is the opposite.
But both are generally enriched by the context of the personal journey to the mountain.
Any other reads you might recommend?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I can't recommend this book enough, absolutely brilliant. I bought it on a whim after seeing it advertised on Facebook and love it. I've managed to get a few other skiing friend to buy a copy and they've all really enjoyed it too. Refreshing honesty whilst maintaining a comedic edge. You sure to recognise some of the skiing types discussed throughout the book.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Thanks guys. Sales are going well. I have upset a few feminist, but thats the problem with trying to be funny. The irony is most of the Amazon reviews ( all 5 star) are from great female skiers & boarders. ( upset a few boarders too - but its all tongue in cheek.

Maybe come skiing with me in Morzine - still a few rooms this coming season? - I promise I won't write about you! Toofy Grin
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anyone who has either been on a skiing holiday, is thinking of running a ski chalet, wants to be a ski instructor or is planning a midlife crisis

Sounds like the SH demographic...
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Welcome to snowHeads @skiingwithdemons snowHead
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Just purchased a copy - expecting great things - the webcams are not delivering yet so need something to help engage the pre-season excitement!!!
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Thanks Chris - no pressure then.

I never know whether to trust snowcams - there's a lot of invested interest in reporting early snow.

Thanks for buying the book via my website, rather than giving 65% to Amazon.
Although, to be fare, they do print and deliver it around the world.

Your's, however, has been printed in the UK and will be "signed by the author" in the hope that makes it more valuable - rather than defaced!

Cheers

Chris
Twisted Evil
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I have just bought a copy off eBay. I trust that you are the seller Happy

Copy received this morning Chris. Thanks for the prompt service.


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@Joy Zipper, if you live in Midlothian - then I have indeed got your eBay order - in the post this pm.

Although there are other "dealers" selling it too on eBay at more than the cover price!

Thanks for investing - It should make you laugh ( at me , if not with me).

Cheers

Chris
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That's me Chris. Thank you. I will critique it in due course !
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@skiingwithdemons, I've just bought your book (from your website) as a pressie for my husband. Is there any chance you could sign it too please Smile
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
ordered it on my kindle
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
No problem @RachelQ, - what is his name ?

Bit worried it might inspire him to have a midlife crisis - though.
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You know it makes sense.
skiingwithdemons wrote:
Thanks Chris - no pressure then.

I never know whether to trust snowcams - there's a lot of invested interest in reporting early snow.

Thanks for buying the book via my website, rather than giving 65% to Amazon.
Although, to be fare, they do print and deliver it around the world.

Your's, however, has been printed in the UK and will be "signed by the author" in the hope that makes it more valuable - rather than defaced!

Cheers

Chris
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Yep maybe work on that script of yours sweetie
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
@Super Steezy ?
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Yep maybe work on that script of yours sweetie
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Just ordered from your website. I always wanted to be a ski bum.
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@Little Martin, @BertieG - thanks guys - hope you enjoy.

I wont spoil it for you - but there is always a price to pay for being a ski-bum.

Twisted Evil
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
skiingwithdemons wrote:
there is always a price to pay for being a ski-bum.

Twisted Evil
What? No!!!... really? Confused
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Think I'm starting to get the vibe of this forum now - less inane comments from me in future.
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No, I wasn't being sarcastic... if that's what you thought.
You've got me worried @skiingwithdemons, since "ski-bum-role-model" is one of my primary career goals.
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no worries @admin, I've stood on a few toes with the book (I'm calling them SOH fails) so little sensitive. Put your head over the parapet and all that. However as one reviewer put it:

"Thankfully, the witty, sometimes acidly funny observations are directed as much at the author as his guests"

I'm also worried no one going to book the chalet this season - in case I rip the wee wee out of them in my next rant.
However, thanks to SnowHeads orders have been rolling in all day - so I think I've found my new online home.

PS - If you're G.McMahon the Chamoinix guide - we've skied together - you're in the book!


Twisted Evil
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Funnily enough, that's someone I'm not.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
I'll pick up a copy, but does anyone else have any other recs?
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Oh, I've now realised I spend my holidays 'girlfriend skiing'. Oh well.

Really enjoyed the sample chapters I've read, now I will have to buy it, I'm hooked!!
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loved the sample chapters and now ordered a copy, it looks like this year I will be "boyfriend skiing" although we're married so could be a bit interesting.
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@Mt, I really enjoyed reading "Powder" The greatest ski runs on the planet - Patrick Thorne.
Mostly because The Wall (my own nemesis) is one of them. But that's more of a coffee table book.

Memoirs of a Geriatic Ski Bum - Stanley Hirschm was a hoot too. But you'd might need to be over 50 to empathise.

Twisted Evil
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Yeah I've always thought the Wall in common with many other hyped ski runs was just a bit poo-poo. Too many people drawn by the challenge essentially trashing any respectable natural mogul line with nervous ninny traversing.
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
I was one of those nervous ninnies - recalled in a recent blog post/book.
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You know it makes sense.
Just ordered a copy. Hoping for an amusing read to take on holiday in December.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
As someone who enjoyed War and Piste, I'm easily pleased Embarassed

Can this be as good as that rom-ski-com epic? I've ordered a copy to find out
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@HoneyBunny, @hethbum - I'm now forced to referring to it as "Significant Other of Lessor Ability Skiing" or "LAS Skiing" for short, due to feedback from the girls who regularly ski me off the mountain (there are many). Thanks for buying the book.
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@red 27, There is a less romance, less Russians, but more snow than the Tolstoy classic - considerably shorter too.
It's more of a snowmance than a rom-ski-com. Twisted Evil
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Halfway through the book at the moment & loving it. Just the thing for a warm, wet & windy afternoon with no snow in sight. Read the girlfriend skiing & boyfriend skiing samples online & was hooked. I've definitely done a lot of boyfriend skiing but he's catching up with me now!!
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@sazza42, one day he will overtake you and "the student will becoming the master"

Warms me that you're enjoying my witterings. Have you go to the bit where I die - whoo - spoiler. Twisted Evil
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perfect timing , stuck in tonight and was going to be forced to watch sat night tv Sad , but now looking forward to a good read Laughing
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Ahhhh I know who you are now - I always thought that was a lovely little business idea.

I shall buy it - assume you're not in resort until winter so easier to get it posted out here?
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skiingwithdemons wrote:
@HoneyBunny, @hethbum - I'm now forced to referring to it as "Significant Other of Lessor Ability Skiing" or "LAS Skiing" for short, due to feedback from the girls who regularly ski me off the mountain (there are many). Thanks for buying the book.
Well I read the samples and I don't think you've anything to worry about from people who are truly not sexist, as opposed to those who affect an attitude to being so. But those people work so hard to find something to be upset about that I'm sure they'd find it whatever you write. As a snowboarder I could pretend I was "offended" in some way, if I was playing that game, which seems stupid.

I generally find strong women skiers with male partners who struggle in powder. That tends to get ugly quickly.
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@Nadenoodlee, Yes - not back in Zine till late December, happy to post to France. The Bacon Run (winter migration to Alps carrying "proper" pork products) will also be a Book Run this year.


b]@philwig[/b],
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I generally find strong women skiers with male partners who struggle in powder. That tends to get ugly quickly.
- true - the male ego is fragile. Some of the Demons are female - Morzine Mary for instance.


@Nadenoodlee, - thanks - The Chalet Project hasn't made me any rich - other than in experience.
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@skiingwithdemons, I just bought a copy off your website and saved ... 17p on Amazon's price! Umm ... could you ... would you mind ... signing it?

I'm determined to have a mid-life crisis and I need to have it soon or my whole-life will have to be very long.

That first reviewer on Amazon was a bit mean, passing it round her whole family instead of buying new copies.
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@henzerani, Thanks for buying a copy. Sure - I'll sign it is the book for you ? or a present ?
And I'll have to know your real name to work out which order is yours.

re: Amazon review - I'll have to work out a way of making the book self destruct after its been read once.

Your right - 17p isn't much of saving - Amazon have recently dropped their price - will review mine.
- but I can't really go much cheaper - dog to feed.
Twisted Evil


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