Crazy for the Storm

A Memoir of Survival

by Norman Ollestad

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  • 0061886432
  • 9780061766787
  • 9780061886430
  • 9780061886423
  • 9780061886454
  • 9780061886447

“Breathtaking....Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night.”
Washington Post Book World

 

Norman Olstead’s New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy for the Storm is the story of the harrowing plane crash the author miraculously survived at age eleven, framed by the moving tale of his complicated relationship with his charismatic, adrenaline-addicted father. Destined to stand with other classic true stories of man against nature—Into Thin Air and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer; Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm—it is a literary triumph that novelist Russell Banks (Affliction) calls, “A heart-stopping story beautifully told….Norman Olstead has written a book that may well be read for generations.”


  • HarperCollins; June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780061886423
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  • Title: Crazy for the Storm
  • Author: Norman Ollestad
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061886432
  • 9780061766787
  • 9780061886430
  • 9780061886423
  • 9780061886454
  • 9780061886447

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“An elegant memoir as well as a transformative coming-of-age tale. When he leaves his father’s limp body behind on the icy plateau—giving it a final kiss and caress as it’s claimed by the snow—Ollestad takes his first perilous steps not just into survival, but into adulthood.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061886432
  • 9780061766787
  • 9780061886430
  • 9780061886423
  • 9780061886454
  • 9780061886447