Bill Carter and His New Book

Bill Carter and Tassoula

Tonight I was fortunate enough to attend a book reading/signing with Miss Sarajevo director Bill Carter.

U2 fans will remember him as the guy who organized the satellite link-ups from the Bosnian War to the Zoo TV tour, and the author of Fools Rush In, which recounts that part of his life.

His new book, Red Summer, chronicles his time as an Alaskan fisherman—another adventure, only this time man-made.

His eyes twinkled as he told funny stories of his time on the boats, and got choked up when an audience member brought up his lost love, whom he wrote about in his first book.

Spending the evening with him I can safely say that he is nothing short of an inspiration—as kind as he is candid and as brave as any soul searcher embarking on their latest journey.

Bill Carter speaking

He mentioned that authenticity of spirit is very important to him. “I’m attracted to people who are real,” he said.

Perhaps his authenticity is what makes him so appealing as well.

Go get this book folks, and if you haven’t seen Miss Sarajevo, buy it now too.

3 Responses to Bill Carter and His New Book

  1. Mike P May 23, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    I was there last night too … good times!

  2. David Hart June 4, 2008 at 2:24 pm #

    This book puts you right in the boat. you feel the heart pounding moments as my sister her crew and the fishermen around them struggle with the daily tasks of fishing in one of the most unforgivable self punishing job in the world. Alaskan Commercial Fishing!
    “Red Summer” A must read!

    I really want to thank you Bill for writing about something I personally Love, my family and the life we live. Bill you have described it like you lived it. Very true to your stile, like some would say you cant judge me, tell you have walked a mile in my shoes. well you walked more than a mile, and for some reason you kept coming back, year after year for more punishment. I respect you for that and all that you are. But most of all I respect you for the Fishermen You have become. No matter where you go in life you can say with pride and honesty.
    “I am an Alaskan Commercial Fishermen”

    Your Friend David Hart

  3. Mike July 22, 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    Did you see that Bill posted a reaction to the capture of Radovan Karadzic on the Fools Rush In myspace? http://www.myspace.com/foolsrushinbook

    Cheers!