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Author: Yvon Chouinard Narrator: Yvon Chouinard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781524752101
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In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.


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Quotes & Awards

  • For everyone who is alternately outraged and depressed by the wave of greed that has been the hallmark of corporate America in the twenty-first century, there is a name that inspires hope: Yvon Chouinard....Unique and compelling. San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Chouinard's biography, Let My People Go Surfing, reveals a fascinating and colorful character....For all of our sakes, it seems the responsible thing for companies to do is follow Chouinard's ascent. USA Today
  • No matter what you do, you will find essential guidance and inspiration in Let My People Go Surfing. Dave Foreman, The Rewilding Institute
  • “An appealingly practical guide to encourage capitalism and ethics to play nice together.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Wonderful... a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope. Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

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About the Author

Yvon Chouinard is a noted alpinist and the founder and co-owner of Patagonia, Inc. He’s also the co-founder, with Craig Mathews, of 1% For The Planet, an alliance of businesses that contribute at least 1% of their annual revenues to environmental causes. An avid surfer and fly fisherman as well as climber, he lives in Ventura, California, and Moose, Wyoming with his wife, Malinda.