In his book, Winger describes growing up in an atmosphere of neglect and abuse. He made numerous bad choices in life which resulted in his being sentenced to prison at age eighteen. While incarcerated, Winger turned his life around. He obtained his high school diploma, began taking college courses, and learned computer programming, which led to a successful career in information technology after his release.
When he moved to Colorado in the early 1970s, Winger began hiking and climbing in the Rocky Mountains. He discovered a passion for the mountains, and went on to climb peaks all around the world, as well as literally hundreds of summits within the United States. Winger feels inspired by the programs of BCM, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that delivers life-changing outdoor experiences to hundreds of at-risk teens every year. Their unique curriculum improves young people’s self-esteem, motivation, decision-making, and communication skills through wilderness expeditions. Winger believes that, if only a program like BCM had been around for him as a teen, perhaps many difficult and painful experiences in his early years might have been avoided.
From now through April 10, 2011, Winger will donate $5.00 per paperback copy sold and $0.50 per Kindle copy sold of his latest book to BCM. Two Shadows is available in paperback or e-book (Kindle) format from Amazon.com and other online booksellers.
(Two Shadows from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/
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The Winger Bookstore is an online bookstore selling guidebooks and other outdoor recreation titles, including: Two Shadows; The Trad Guide to Joshua Tree; The Essential Guide to Great Sand Dunes National Park; and Highpoint Adventures.