Tags: David Rothman, Interview
“The best writing in these traditions about surfing and fishing and mountaineering and sailing is deeply imbued with all sorts of different kinds of human purpose, and it’s not just about going someplace and doing a sport,” Rothman tells me over a plate of hash browns, eggs and bacon at the Village Coffee House in downtown Boulder. He’s so frequently there the waitress no longer asks for his order and instead simply delivers it to the table. He’s like a stray dog there, he says, he just keeps showing up and they just keep feeding him.
It’s also the kind of place he seems to seek out, a place where locals come — the quirky Boulder locals, the guys dressed on a frigid day for working outdoors in the cold. This is not the home of Patagucci and Whole Paycheck. It’s the backdrop for characters who understand, like Rothman, that life has much more to it than fresh tracks and big cliffs with pillowtop landings.
And that’s the life that fills the pages of Living the Life.
December 13th, 2013 | Published in Press