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Download The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald Katz Narrator: Joe Morton and Donald Katz Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2001 ISBN:
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The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories collects journalist Don Katz's most fascinating profiles of people whose lives tell us something about business, adventure, sports, politics, culture, and, in a brilliant, ancillary way, ourselves.

Katz's opening story, the title piece of the audiobook, offers a hilarious yet appropriately reverential look at 72-year-old Reg Mellor, unparalleled ferret-legging champion of Yorkshire and the world. Other characters who populate this book include the fitness guru Jack LaLanne, the legendary entrepreneur Paul Hawken, and the master political cartoonist and inspired troublemaker Bill Mauldin.

While this collection contains portraits that are varied in scene and tone, the depiction of obsession, delusion, perseverance, creativity, and good-heartedness - the list could go on and on - remains constant. Each of these stories conveys a sense of the strangeness, wonder, and oddity of life - a theme that provides a gravitational center to this multifarious selection drawn from 20 years of an award-winning nonfiction storyteller's body of work.

Executive Producer: Laura Wilson
Producer: Paul Ruben

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 shannon | 4/19/2005

    " ferret leggers are men that remove their underwear/garments, tie off the bottom of their pant legs, put a ferret down their pants and compete to see who can stand it for the longest while the ferret violently tries to escape. read this to find out the world record! "

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About the Author

Donald Katz is the author of Home Fires, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, and Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and has been a contributor to The New Republic, Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and Men’s Journal. His work has won and been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. Katz is the founder of Audible, Inc.