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Sebastian Junger was born in 1962 in Belmont, Massachusetts. He received his BA degree from Wesleyan University in Cultural Anthropology in 1984. He is a freelance journalist who writes for numerous magazines, including Outside, American Heritage, Men's Journal, and the New York Times Magazine. As mostrar mais an underemployed journalist who assigned himself stories and worked as a stringer for the Associated Press in Bosnia, Junger was fascinated by the dangers that people face regularly while doing ordinary jobs. Junger was working as a climber for a tree removal service when the storm occurred that provided the inspiration for his first book. The Perfect Storm (1997) is a carefully researched account of the wreck of the swordfishing boat Andrea Gail, The wreck took place during what one meteorologist called a "perfect storm"--a storm with the worst possible conditions. In order to relate the story of a disaster that left no survivors and had no eyewitnesses, Junger used a combination of sound research, technical detail, and personal insight to reconstruct the final hours. After the publication of this book he was nicknamed the new Hemingway. In 2000, this book was made into a film starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. He wrote several books such as War which is about his time spent with a U.S. Army platoon in Afghanistan. At the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 his documentary Restrepo won Grand Jury Prize for a domestic documentary. Junger's book, Tribe, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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The Moth (2013) — Contribuinte — 295 cópias
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 222 cópias
The Best American Essays 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
Rough Water: Stories of Survival from the Sea (1998) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2002 (2002) — Introdução — 68 cópias
The Secret Society of Demolition Writers (2005) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Storm: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea (2000) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Junger, Sebastian
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Wesleyan University (BA | Cultural Anthropology)
Deghati, Reza (colleague)
Vanity Fair
National Magazine Award
SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism
Pequena biografia
Sebastian Junger is a freelance journalist and award-winning author with expertise in covering dangerous work around the globe. He has reported from such places as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Kashmir, Cyprus, the American West and, most recently, Afghanistan.



I really enjoyed listening to this, perhaps because of Junger's warm voice. More than that, it got me to thinking about why our cultures are the way they are. I'm not sure I agree with his conclusion that all cultures are based on the same primitive survival struggle, but he sure makes a good case for it.
I was also taken by the idea of just walking as the most independent way of travel. We may all end up doing just that, and I don't think that would be a bad thing.
juniperSun | outras 12 resenhas | May 19, 2024 |
So much to unpack here. I want to believe so much of Junger’s analysis, to embrace his rejection of western society. But his embrace of a seemingly traumaless war culture stretches my credulity passed the breaking point.
jscape2000 | outras 42 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |
toyed with the idea of fictionalizing minor parts of the story- conversations, personal thoughts, day to day routines- to make it more readable, but risked diminishing the value of whatever facts I was able to determine. ..."
The author decided to stick to the facts, and in doing so, wrote a gripping adventure at sea that is also a mystery. We don’t know what happened to the Andrea Gail or other victims of the "Halloween Gale" of October 1991. Rather than speculate, he interviewed survivors of similar storms and shipwrecks. It might have taken more work but it made for "edge of the seat" reading. One passage in particular recounts what it is like to drown, written by a survivor of a shipwreck.
I haven't seen the movie but I intend to watch it now that I read the book.
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Chrissylou62 | outras 92 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Some interesting historical tidbits interspersed with macho posturing . Perhaps I’m being unfair, but I didn’t like this as well as his other books I’ve read. (Belmont/storm)still, reflections on freedom and responsibility very timely right now
cspiwak | outras 12 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |



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