Crazy for the Storm

Crazy for the Storm

A Memoir of Survival

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing at a very young age by the father he idolized. Resentful of a childhood lost to his father's reckless and demanding adventures, young Ollestad was often paralyzed by fear. In February 1979, just as he was reaping the rewards of his training, a chartered plane carrying Norman, his father, and his father's girlfriend crashed in the mountains and was suspended at eight thousand feet, engulfed in a blizzard. Norman's father was dead, and the grief-stricken eleven-year old had to descend the mountain alone through snow and ice, without any gear. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
Publisher: Toronto : CNIB, 2010.
ISBN: 9780616538906
Characteristics: 1 computer laser optical disc (7 hrs., 41 min.) :,sd. ;,12 cm.

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kvainio Dec 29, 2011

I started reading this book from the shelves at Chapters and ended up buying it after I finished. I bought it so I could share it with friends/family. It's a great story about a father/son relationship, adventure, surfing, downhill skiing, and growing up. I loved all of the California references.

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