Adam Skolnick
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Adam Skolnick

ADAM SKOLNICK has written for the New York Times, Playboy, Outside, ESPN.com, BBC.com, Salon.com, Men’s Health, Wired, and Travel + Leisure, among others. He has visited 45 countries and authored or coauthored over 30 Lonely Planet guidebooks. ONE BREATH, his first narrative non-fiction book, will be out on Crown Archetype (a Penguin Random House imprint) on January 12, 2016. It’s about the dangerous, beautiful sport of competitive freediving and the life and death of Nicholas Mevoli, America’s greatest freediver. A blend of two of INTO THE WILD and THE WAVE, ONE BREATH traces Mevoli’s life from his Florida childhood to the anti-establishment punk squats in West Philadelphia to the streets of a blooming Bohemia in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to his record breaking career in the sport he loved. Along the way readers bounce between Mevoli’s life and the 2014 freediving season to meet the sport’s greatest athletes and rivalries, and hear from pathologists and doctors researching Mevoli’s death. What they discover raises the stakes for the world’s best divers who remain compelled to risk death in order to go deeper than they ever have before.
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