Warren Miller is known as skiing’s greatest storyteller and as the godfather of action-sports filmmaking. Now, here at last, is the rest of his extraordinary life storyand what happened behind the camera is even more remarkable than what you saw on the big screen. In this soul-searching autobiography, Warren reveals the secrets of his past and the peaks and valleys he navigated in bringing the sport he loves to audiences worldwide. Freedom Found is a must-read for Warren’s legion of fans, ski history enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies and anyone whose interest is piqued by an extraordinary 20th-century success story. This is a heartwarming and at times heart-wrenching account of an American innovator who did it his own way, understood the importance of making people laugh, and never looked back…until now.
|Publisher:||Warren Miller Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Warren Miller was born in Hollywood in 1924. His Depression-era childhood in a dysfunctional home motivated him to find his own freedom in the outdoors, leading to a lifelong obsession with snow, surf and adventure. He premiered his first annual ski film in 1950, and over the next five-plus decades millions of skiers and snowboarders flocked to his films, worshipping his unique sense of humor, candor and adventure. His company produced more than 500 films in all, and Warren also wrote eight books. Warren was inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame in 1978, and now lives in Big Sky, Montana, and Orcas Island, Washington, with his wife, Laurie.
Andy Bigford has spent 30-plus years in the publishing and media business. He is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of SKI Magazine and general manager of Warren Miller Entertainment. He lives in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado.
Table of Contents
Part One: Growing Up
Surviving a dysfunctional childhood
Part Two: Growing Out
Finding freedom with skis and a camera
Part Three: Lifting Off
Launching a 55-year filmmaking career
Part Four: Lurching Forward
Chaos at Work and at Home
Part Five: Settling Down
Finding a soulmate on the fifth try
Part Six: Finding Home
Where ski bums go when they grow up
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Outstanding read for the ski bums