In Eating Dirt, Steve Gurney tells the stories of his latest extreme adventures, plus what he's learned about resilience. This is a ripping yarn of a book, told with disarming honesty, great optimism and a splash of philosophy.
Read about Steve's recent adventures - kite-buggying across the Sahara, climbing Aoraki Mount Cook and kayaking 200km to the east coast, attempting the world speed record for kite-buggying, and other challenges.
This is part riveting story and part philosophy, and it's both funny and moving. Steve's experience of the Christchurch earthquakes, which left him homeless along with many other Cantabrians, has been sobering, difficult but also uplifting. Out of this he has developed an excellent approach to resilience - one that can be used every day not just in crises - and he shares this comprehensively in Eating Dirt.
Steve reckons that if you're taking risks by stepping outside your comfort zone and making a few mistakes, you're learning - constantly evolving and improving. He's concerned that we're cotton-wooling our kids by over-protecting them. Eating Dirt is not just a great read, it's also thought-provoking, and it will stimulate many discussions about the way we lead our lives.