Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

GAIL D. STOREY is the author of I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, Winner of the  National Outdoor Book Award, Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award, Colorado Book Award, Nautilus Silver Award, and Barbara Savage Award from Mountaineers Books. Her first novel, The Lord’s Motel, was praised by the New York Times Book Review as “a tale of unwise judgments and wise humor.” Her second novel, God’s Country Club, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. Gail is notorious for jumping out of cakes and her “sins of humor.” She and her husband live in Boulder, Colorado.

 Witty, wise, and full of heart, Gail Storey’s winning memoir of her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail at the age of fifty-six is as inspiring as it is hilarious, as poignant as it is smart. It’s one of those oh-please-don’t-let-it-end books. I’d carry it in my backpack anywhere.~ Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild 

I PROMISE NOT TO SUFFER: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail is Gail Storey’s hilariously harrowing story of hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada with her husband, Porter, a hospice doctor in a career crisis. In their fifties, they carry Porter’s homemade ultralight gear to climb and descend the steep California mountains, trudge across the searing Mojave Desert, kick steps up icy slopes in the High Sierra, and ford rapids swollen with snowmelt. For twenty miles a day, they walk deeper into the wilderness of love, nature, and the question Who am I?

 I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail is a highly creative and brilliantly witty account that describes the Pacific Crest Trail experience like none other….With wonderful turns of phrase, a keen observant eye, and self-deprecating style, Storey is a consummate storyteller….~ National Outdoor Book Awards