Happiness is a Warm Carcass
Assorted Sordid Stories from the Photographer in the Midst

by David Peterson

published by David Peterson

produced by Sweetgrass Books

  • There's a mantra David Peterson hears daily from Yellowstone tourists: "How did you become a professional photographer?" In answer to the question, or perhaps to dodge it, Peterson has written down twenty years' worth of his humorous, partly true stories. Dodging grizzlies, rangers, and oddball tourists in the summer, getting his fill of Asian customs in the winter, Peterson's life is rife with opportunities for hilarity. Thanks to his off-the-wall wit, you'll be laughing at Peterson's misadventures through Yellowstone, southeast Asia, and even Omaha. But mostly, Peterson predicts, you'll be laughing at Peterson.

224 pages, 6'' x 9'', Paperback

ISBN 10: 1591521556
ISBN 13: 9781591521556


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Happiness is a Warm Carcass
Assorted Sordid Stories from the Photographer in the Midst

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David Peterson align= David Peterson grew up looking at photo books, books like Mountain Light, by Galen Rowell, and Our National Parks, by Ansel Adams. He then learned how to read, and got his hands on such scholarly works as: My Brother Was an Only Child; Never Sniff a Gift Fish; and Man's Search for Meaning. So it stood to reason that Dave would eventually try his hand at becoming a professional landscape photographer, and then (after underachieving in that regard), writing about his failures: photographic misadventures in such far-off places as Borneo, New Zealand, and Thailand (formerly the Kingdom of Siam) where, incidentally, the awkward monkey moment featured in the back of this book happened.

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