The Riviera Beach Library is currently closed.

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Penguin Publishing Group 2015
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**
Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List
“Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . ” —The New York Times Magazine
Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. 
 
Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves.
 
Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity.
 
Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
More Details
Street Date:
07/21/2015
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780698163744
ASIN:
B00G3L6JMS
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

William Finnegan. (2015). Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner). Penguin Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

William Finnegan. 2015. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner). Penguin Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

William Finnegan, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner). Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

William Finnegan. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner). Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection51
Anne Arundel County Public Library22
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
e9f1dff3-fa0b-8adc-4276-c4d6b3d8d491
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Apr 07, 2017 17:41:21
Date Updated:
Oct 30, 2023 20:51:11
Last Metadata Check:
Feb 25, 2024 04:37:31
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 12, 2024 20:14:32
Last Availability Check:
Feb 25, 2024 04:37:32
Last Availability Change:
Oct 09, 2023 22:23:43
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Feb 25, 2024 04:41:16

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{0334ECD1-DB1B-499E-B214-1A152439D2C4}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1523-1/{0334ECD1-DB1B-499E-B214-1A152439D2C4}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1523-1/033/4EC/D1/{0334ECD1-DB1B-499E-B214-1A152439D2C4}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1523-1/033/4EC/D1/{0334ECD1-DB1B-499E-B214-1A152439D2C4}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780698163744
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00G3L6JMS
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780698163744
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781594203473
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: William Finnegan
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Barbarian Days
dateAdded
2016-01-15T21:07:00Z
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com?websiteID=51&titleID=1438518
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831
sortTitle
Barbarian Days A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
crossRefId
1438518
subtitle
A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
id
0334ECD1-DB1B-499E-B214-1A152439D2C4
starRating
4

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: BarbarianDays_9780698163744_1438518
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 7982905
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780698163744
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 7/21/2015
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=0334ecd1-db1b-499e-b214-1a152439d2c4&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: BarbarianDays_1438518
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00G3L6JMS
      • name: Kindle Book
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 7/21/2015
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=0334ecd1-db1b-499e-b214-1a152439d2c4&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: BarbarianDays_9780698163744_1438518
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 7964398
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780698163744
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 7/21/2015
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=0334ecd1-db1b-499e-b214-1a152439d2c4&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: Biography
      • value: surf
      • value: hawaii
      • value: Nonfiction
      • value: Surfing
      • value: waves
      • value: Autobiography
      • value: Memoirs
      • value: barbarian
      • value: barbarians
      • value: Travel
      • value: sports
      • value: memoir
      • value: travel book
      • value: fathers day
      • value: gifts for dad
      • value: pulitzer prize winning books
      • value: sports biographies
      • value: pulitzer prize winners
      • value: surf book
      • value: fathers day gifts
      • value: books for dad
      • value: top books
      • value: surfing books
      • value: dad gifts
      • value: non fiction best sellers
      • value: travelers gift
      • value: gifts for travelers
      • value: gifts for writers
      • value: expectant father gifts
      • value: gifts for surfers
      • value: books best sellers nonfiction
      • value: surfer gifts
      • value: surfing book
      • value: gifts for dad from kids
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Finnegan, William
      • name: William Finnegan
imprint
Penguin Books
publishDate
2015-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Barbarian Days
fullDescription
**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**
Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List
“Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . ” —The New York Times Magazine
Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. 
 
Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves.
 
Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity.
 
Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.
popularity
2373
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaQAAAA29/products/0334ecd1-db1b-499e-b214-1a152439d2c4/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
0334ecd1-db1b-499e-b214-1a152439d2c4
starRating
4
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{0334ECD1-DB1B-499E-B214-1A152439D2C4}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1523-1/{0334ECD1-DB1B-499E-B214-1A152439D2C4}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1523-1/033/4EC/D1/{0334ECD1-DB1B-499E-B214-1A152439D2C4}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1523-1/033/4EC/D1/{0334ECD1-DB1B-499E-B214-1A152439D2C4}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Sports & Recreations
      • value: Travel
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDateText
07/21/2015
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781594203473
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**
Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List
“Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . ” —The New York Times Magazine
Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. 
 
Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our...
sortTitle
Barbarian Days A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
crossRefId
1438518
awards
      • source: Columbia University
      • value: Pulitzer Prize
      • source: The New York Times
      • value: The New York Times Best Seller List
subtitle
A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
bisacCodes
      • code: BIO026000
      • description: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Memoirs
      • code: SPO069000
      • description: Sports & Recreation / Surfing
      • code: TRV001000
      • description: Travel / Special Interest / Adventure