About this item

"If Thoreau drank more whiskey and lived in the desert, he'd write like this." - High Country News Welcome to the land of wildfire, hypothermia, desiccation, and rattlers. The stark and inhospitable high-elevation landscape of Nevada's Great Basin Desert may not be an obvious (or easy) place to settle down, but for self-professed desert rat Michael Branch, it's home. Of course, living in such an unforgiving landscape gives one many things to rant about. Fortunately for us, Branch - humorist, environmentalist, and author of Raising Wild - is a prodigious ranter. From bees hiving in the walls of his house to owls trying to eat his daughters' cat - not to mention his eccentric neighbors - adventure, humor, and irreverence abound on Branch's small slice of the world, which he lovingly calls Ranting Hill.



Read Next Recommendation

Discuss with your friends


Report incorrect product information.