John Jerome sometimes claims to be retired but can't prove it. He has in the past raced in cars, on skis, and in swimming pools but now lives as slowly as possible in far-western New England and writes books. He is a former magazine editor, advertising copywriter, and columnist for "Esquire and "Outside magazines. His previous books include "Truck, The Sweet Spot in Time, Stone Work, and "Blue Rooms.
"From the Hardcover edition.