WBraun - You should write a book . . . seriously dude .


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. . . not !
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 24, 2009 - 01:48am PT
With everything you've seen and done in the valley (elsewhere ?) it would be a best seller for sure . Think about it .
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Oct 24, 2009 - 01:56am PT
I will second that.


Oct 24, 2009 - 02:02am PT

My life is as boring as everyone else.

A book would be nothing new.

Trad climber
Oct 24, 2009 - 02:08am PT
Best idea I have heard in long while.

And then you could move to Co. and buy a ranch next to George.

Seriously think about it.

And we would be the ones who would benefit most.

From the book, not your moving.

Social climber
Oct 24, 2009 - 09:28am PT
hey there say.... a bump for ol' werner and his
new book title:
My life is as boring as everyone else.[/

and its sub-title:
A book would be nothing new.[/

WOW werner, it's a GEM... i just know it!

well--it would be, if you really wrote one... :)
and we'd be taking-it-heart, and honor the life lived that "would birth it" as i am sure there are some very heavy things there, to be said, as well...

dear werner:
you are a vast treasure box of so many riches, dear ol' werner...
so keep being your're ol' humble self...

we'll just read the "man behind the book" instead... ;)


Gym climber
the ground up
Oct 24, 2009 - 10:29am PT
Too funny Neebee. Maybe Mr. McNamara will have to edit a compilation of Mr. Werner's stories from the Taco. Still, it would be quite a thing to have a book from the man himself.

Simply a book on rescue techniques would be invaluable. Interject climbing, religious, life in the ditch anecdotes, and I would bet it would be timeless.
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Oct 24, 2009 - 10:43am PT
in fact neebee is right Mr. Braun.

the interesting this is what happens in our brains
when we imagine ourselves in front of the keyboard
writing a "book" - what "voice" will we use?

how will it go in terms of overall structure and scope?

much valuable, informative and entertaining life
experience has been lost this way, I suspect.

it is daunting, because the writer is looking up
at "el cap" without a clue, so to speak.
this is way common.

for instance, my "books" would be titled:

1) Dummies guide to being a nit wit.
2) shooting yourself in the foot in ten easy lessons
3) being blind with 20/20 vision
4) retards guide to failure and abject self loathing
5) how to get your umpteenth hot girlfriend to drop you like a stone
6) sniffing glue the easy ray way

see...valuable stuff ;-)

edit: what Peter Haan said downthread
plus disregard the common notion that
writing about your life experiences is
in any way "vain" - simply not true.

hope you consider this Werner, your are a very special
person with a lot of insights and a treasure of unique
experience to draw upon.


Ice climber
the reticient boulder at the Happies
Oct 24, 2009 - 10:46am PT
have always thought this would be a good idea.
have Largo co-author it

The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Oct 24, 2009 - 10:47am PT
Don't Do It!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 24, 2009 - 10:50am PT
I hope Werner keeps looking at this thread and more importantly, at this idea of T H. It of course seems both impossible and pointless to him but that is what most anybody feels when contemplating writing memoirs and career stories.

What I would suggest is that Werner get a co-author who can help him shape the huge pile of his 38 years of climbing and YOSAR work into an actual work of literature. This is the approach usually taken by people who have had remarkable lives but aren't actually writers themselves.Take this tactic and an actual complete book gets done!!

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Oct 24, 2009 - 11:17am PT
WB will not be able to work on his book until at leat 2014. That will be the end of his first term as Governor.

Werner Braun - Governor of California 2010

Gym climber
the ground up
Oct 24, 2009 - 11:26am PT
Don't you need a book before you run in the major elections?

The Audacity of Nuts Thoughts on Reclaimed American Crags


Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Oct 24, 2009 - 12:07pm PT
Oh yeah and a catch phrase...

How about "this state is fuking nuts"

Gym climber
Oct 24, 2009 - 12:11pm PT
I think it should be titled "Rajmit is an idiot".

Trad climber
Oct 24, 2009 - 12:17pm PT
I'd vote for Werner and I'd buy the book. It would probably be a international bestseller.

Trad climber
Mental Physics........
Oct 24, 2009 - 01:23pm PT
I'm almost thinking that every climber (especially Werner) should write (and self publish) their own coffee table book and every one else will buy them...

there by supporting each other, and having a great time reminiscing.....

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Oct 24, 2009 - 01:34pm PT
If there was a "best of ST" book ever published, Werner could have his own section. Especially the sparring with RJ.

Seriously though, a friend recently sent me a link to a YouTube video I had never seen before that made my skin crawl, a rescue of a poor guy (drunk?) dangling upside down at the end of a line for what seemed like it must have been hours. Eventually a YOSAR member jugs a line to him and lowers him off, then they chopper him away.

Werner, you must have been on that one. What was the deal, the video doesn't give much of a story, except the implication that the climber was drunk. What happened? I couldn't tell what route it was on, but it was severely overhanging.

edit: It's off of Sickle Ledge

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Oct 25, 2009 - 12:22am PT
A book would be nothing new.

Not true, false, come up with something else. WB.



South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Oct 25, 2009 - 12:22am PT
Reading "DEATHS IN YOSEMITE" right now and WBraun already mentioned in the first chapter so I'm sure he's mentioned a few more times. Go Braun!!!

Oct 25, 2009 - 12:33am PT
Oh c'mon

Rescue is a cast of thousands.

Without all the men and women at GM, Ford the farmers etc etc we'd all be dead stone ......
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