New Warren Miller autobiography packs photos, memories
August 15, 2016
The man who turned his camera on so many is getting an autobiography.
Warren Miller — the eccentric ski photographer who more or less invented modern action sports films — recently paired with author Andrew Bigford to release his first autobiography, "Freedom Found." The book covers every aspect of Miller's life, from his childhood in Denver to favorite installments in his film series. It also includes more than 110 vintage photos from his time in the field capturing the best of winter sports: skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, ski dancing — you name it, his camera was there.
"It's an incredibly candid book, with some amazing revelations, especially on his dysfunctional childhood," Bigford said. "But overriding all is the history of how skiing got started in the U.S., and the story of Warren as an adventurer and incredible athlete, great skier and ski racer, surfer, sailor, windsurfer and so on. He had a passion for the outdoors and for crazy expeditions that was unrelenting … and truly remarkable."
Miller was a long-time columnist for the Vail Daily until recently, and chances are — hopes are — the book weaves together the fun and irreverent stories he shared in the column.
It hits shelves on Sept. 1.
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