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Bill Vaughn is the author of Hawthorn, a political and natural history published by Yale University Press in 2015, and First, A Little Chee-Chee, a collection of essays about weird sports. His articles have been published in Outside, The Men’s Journal, Ski, Salon, Westways, AARP, New West, American Cowboy, Wooden Boat, Rocky Mountain Magazine, Aldus, Seven Days, numerous other publications, and in a dozen anthologies, including The Best American Magazine Writing 2001, Outside 25, and Dog Is My Co-Pilot, a New York Times best-seller. The subjects of his essays and reports have ranged from sports to the paper industry, fashion, Branson, and Provence to celebrities such as Jesse James. His essay about ice skating was nominated for a National Magazine Award. He wrote the libretto for a photography collection from Norton called Hip Hop Hares, and edited and designed The Complete Fisherman’s Catalog, a big-selling title for Lippincott. His essay about becoming a middle-aged Eagle Scout was optioned by Endeavor as the basis for a screenplay written for Adam Sandler, and again by New Line Cinema. He contributed an essay about cattle ranching to Working America, a coffee-table photography collection sponsored by Toyota. Following his attempt to wreck the filming of the first season of the CBS reality series Survivor, his online columns about the first and second seasons were widely read. He has designed more than four-hundred books. And he sang solo on National Public Radio.

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