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A Conversation with Christopher McDougall, author of Natural Born Heroes, September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015

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Chris McDougall has done it beautifully!

“Done what?” you ask.

Written a self-help book disguised as a historical World War Two action-thriller.

McDougall_-Christopher_940_529_72-ppiHe’s taken a story of the daring kidnapping of the German General, Heinrich Kreipe, from the island of Crete in March of 1944—a story that everyone’s heard but no one really knows—then combined it with elements of fascia profunda science, foraging for greens with a former ballerina in the heart of Brooklyn, George Hebert’s Natural Method and Phil Maffetone’s 2-week test back to abduction-gang1health. And all along the way he’s giving us tantalizing bits of information about the festival of Dromaia, a Cretan passage into manhood; Parkour; The Firm, the WWII British Special Ops force; the celtic ritual of the “manhood stone”; the possible connection between the Chinese fighting technique of Wing Chun and the ancient Greek fighting style of Pankration (think Alexander) and so much more.

But maybe I’ve got it all wrong. Maybe it’s really a WWII action-thriller wrapped in a self-help book’s clothing. It doesn’t really matter. It’s an exciting read, it’s a fun read and it’s an exhilarating read.

Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program “Graffiti” to listen to my conversation with Chris on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website.

CLICK HERE for the wikipedia entry for Christopher McDougalltumblr_nl230b1jpL1qzgd3go1_500

CLICK HERE for more information about the book Natural Born Heroes

CLICK HERE for a Youtube video about the bookachilles

CLICK HERE for Chris’s TED Talk entitled: Are we born to run?

CLICK HERE for the Erwan Le Corre/MovNat video: True to My Nature

CLICK HERE for a Parkour video

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT André Alexis’s APPEARANCE AT THE BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN MIC I’LL BE HOSTING AT THE HUDSON VALLEY WRITERS CENTER TOMORROW NIGHT STARTING AT 7:30PM.

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