Library Author Series: Jennifer Pharr-Davis
Thursday, June 21st 7 PM at Bud Werner Memorial Library
An evening with the author, hiker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, talking about her new book, The Pursuit of Endurance.
Jennifer Pharr Davis unlocks the secret to maximizing perseverance–on and off the trail. A record holder of the FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail, she reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles her incredible accomplishments in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking and trail running. With a storyteller’s ear for fascinating detail and description, Davis takes readers along as she trains and sets her record, analyzing and trail-testing the theories and methodologies espoused by her star-studded roster of mentors. She distills complex rituals and histories into easy-to-understand tips and action items that will help you take perseverance to the next level. The Pursuit of Endurance empowers readers to unlock phenomenal endurance and leverage newfound grit to achieve personal bests in everything from sports and family to the boardroom.
Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, adventure speaker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She has covered over 12,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents and has hiked with her husband and two-year-old daughter in all 50 states. In 2011, she covered the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes, maintaining a remarkable average of 47 miles per day. By doing this, she claimed the overall (male or female) fastest known time on the “A.T.” and became the first woman to set that mark. Davis has written five books, including three North Carolina guidebooks and two hiking memoirs, Becoming Odyssa and Called Again. She has also written articles for Blue Ridge Outdoors and Trail Runner magazines and has contributed to articles in Backpacker, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure. Davis has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Guideposts magazine, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and the CBS Morning Show, and she has appeared on the cover of Experience Life magazine. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Brew and their daughter, Charley.
This community talk is free.
About the Library Author Series
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an ongoing program of author talks throughout the year. These are free community events held in Library Hall, where a diverse award-winning range of visiting authors speak about their literary works and their writing processes. Each talk is followed by a Q&A and an opportunity to have authors sign copies of their books.