After publishing THRU: An Appalachian Trail Love Story earlier this year, the AT Museum did not mess around. They just released the long-awaited authorized biography of Earl Shaffer, A Grip on the Mane of Life, which provides an objective view of the long, full life of a truly great man. Anyone who loves the heritage of the AT needs to immerse themselves in this accessible, well-researched volume. They will not be disappointed. Go to the AT Museum website of Facebook page for details and order a copy soon. All proceeds go to the AT Museum.