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Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival

June 2009

CRAZY FOR THE STORM is the story of Norman Ollestad’s relationship with his dad, who cultivated a daredevil survival streak in him that he credits with saving his life when he was in a charter plane crash on a mountain at age 11 that killed his dad, his dad’s girlfriend and the pilot.

As he walked down the snowy icy mountain alone, he says he felt confident he would be okay, and he never gave up. Parents often wonder what their children learn from them --- Norman’s takeaway from his 11 years with his dad infused him with a spirit of "never give up" that has carried him through his life.

Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir Of Survival
by Norman Ollestad

  • Publication Date: May 1, 2010
  • Genres: Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco
  • ISBN-10: 006176678X
  • ISBN-13: 9780061766787