A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It All (Paperback)

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Riotously funny, utterly enthralling...Dempsey's a hoot.--Minneapolis Star Tribune

It began innocently enough, when two eccentric guests at L uke Dempsey's weekend home pointed out a small bird flitting through his garden. Dempsey, entranced, found himself falling head over heels. Before he knew it, he and his friends were off on an epic birding journey down the backroads of America, in search of the country's rarest and most beautiful birds. A Supremely Bad Idea is the hilarious story of their trip--what WildBird magazine calls as close as we have to Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods.

About the Author


Luke Dempsey is the editor in chief of Hudson Street Press, a division of Penguin USA. He lives in New York City. This is his first book.

Praise For…


“A gentle, contemplative memoir punctuated by frequent bursts of hilarity and weirdness. At some points, the book reads like a cross between Bill Bryson and Dave Barry (or perhaps Patrick McManus), and that’s a very good thing, indeed.”—Booklist

“Dempsey succeeds where few authors do. He masterfully shows how a few chance encounters can transform a seemingly normal guy (or gal) into someone obsessed with birds.” —WildBird magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781596916340
ISBN-10: 1596916346
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: August 4th, 2009
Pages: 264
Language: English