Skiing Enthusiast Pens Memoir About His Travels and Adventures on and Off the Slopes

Author Stanley Hirsch is pleased to announce the release of his new book, "Memoirs of a Geriatric Ski Bum." Hirsch first put on skis at the age of 45; it was an exhilarating and life-changing experience.

Glen Cove, NY, April 07, 2012 --( Follow his 39 years of skiing around the world in Memoirs of a Geriatric Ski Bum, a lighthearted account meant to entertain, educate and above all, elicit the spirit of staying young.

In this memoir, Hirsch shares his learning experiences and relates them with humor, insight and deeply felt observations. Although this is not primarily a book of instruction, there are instances describing techniques he has learned and developed for himself that he has happily shared with other older skiers.

Illustrious people in the world of skiing as well as in the non-skiing world come to life in these pages. Jean-Claude Killy, Alberto Tomba, Ingemar Stenmark and Pepi Gramshammer are a few of the notable skiers. Adventure, history, joy and tragedy are intertwined in narratives concerning such diverse individuals as Albert Einstein, Sonny Bono and Michael Kennedy.

There are vivid descriptions of many of the slopes and runs in the 152 areas where Hirsch has skied. Tales of the sights and sounds of the Winter Olympics at some of these world famous resorts are fascinating, intriguing and often romantic. Triumphant adventures are woven into stories of celestial sightings, off-piste skullduggery, and confessions of some horrendous, even life-threatening, mistakes.

Book Information:
Memoirs of a Geriatric Ski Bum
Author: Stanley Hirsch
Publisher: Xlibris
ISBN: 978-1-4653-5255-2
Pages: 158
Published: September 2011

About The Author
Stanley Hirsch, 84 years old, has been published in a variety of venues, in ski magazines and in the Encyclopedia of Bronzes, reflecting his family’s well established business enterprise. He composed lyrics of various and charming children’s songs, designed to educate as well as entertain. His writing skills were nurtured during his years as a prominent discussion leader with the Great Books Foundation. Hirsch has served as a ski consultant to travel agencies, ski clubs and various publications.

Once he discovered the joys of skiing at the age of 45, the die was cast. Eight years later, Hirsch sold his family’s business to the fourth generation in order to devote more time to his favorite sport. A resident of Long Island NY, where the only skiing is on water, he will drop everything at the suggestion of a snowflake.

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Stanley Hirsch

"Memoirs of a Geriatric Ski Bum" is available for purchase online through the author's website, from, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.
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