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Author Jon Krakauer on His Long-Delayed Book

tillman23.gifDan Brown isn’t the only Doubleday author with a book coming out this week. In a candid interview at The Daily Beast, Jon Krakauer talks about his struggles while writing his new book, “Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman.”

The interview explores Krakauer’s journey to finish this long-delayed book Pat Tillman, the football star killed while fighting in Afghanistan. Krakauer–who also wrote “Into the Wild” and “Under the Banner of Heaven”–praises Tillman’s “powerful” writing and addresses conspiracy theories about the football star’s death.

Here’s an inside look at writing “Into the Wild,” from the interview: “I was more full of myself then, more intent on trying to be a stylish writer. Now, my writing is less slick. There’s just something about being young and full of yourself and trying so hard–I’m embarrassed by that, but also nostalgic for it. That was the only time in my life when I would wake up in the morning and be looking forward to writing. I never felt that way before, or since. I doubt I ever will again.”

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