Dirty Shirt


About the Book:

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a mystical, wild place of beauty with its crystalline lakes and untouched forests. In the late 80’s and early 90's my brothers and I went there seeking adventure, restoration, and solitude. Our adventures were numerous, and along the way we discovered that we were more like each other and our long-deceased father than we could ever have imagined. Through fellowship, laughter and the occasional argument, we saw glimpses of him and forged lifelong bonds between us.

In 1991, the BWCA tradition died for nearly twenty years while we pursued careers, marriages and children. Almost twenty years later, we decided it was time to pass the torch on to our children. A new generation of tradition was begun, but before long, tragedy struck and our collective world was turned on end.

So, come along into the thundering rapids, the bug-riddled portages, and the long rides in a vehicle ready for the junk heap. Experience the exhilarating adventure of the Boundary Waters. It will be a trip you will never forget.

Check out the book trailer video below for more!

Dirty Shirt Book Trailer

Author Interviews:

To hear Jim's Dirty Shirt interview on The Write Stuff Radio, Click Here.
The Write Stuff Interview

To hear Jim's interview on WISN 1130 AM, Click Here.

To hear Jim's interview on KVSC 88.1 FM, Click Here.

To hear Jim's interview on WUWM 89.7 FM's Lake Effect show, Click here.


To hear Jim's interview on KFAN 100.3 FM, Click Here.

To hear Jim's interview on La Literati Blog Radio, Click Here.

To hear Jim's interview about Reciting From Memory on  The Write Stuff Radio, Click Here.
The Write Stuff Interview


I am proud to be featuring Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir alongside the Humble Apparel Company's line of BWCA Clothing at a number of locations in Saint Paul/Minneapolis. Check out their clothing line at the link below!

Thanks to all who purchased books from me. Your purchases to date have enabled me to donate $175.00 to the Guest House of Milwaukee, an agency for homeless men in transition. Thank you for helping change Milwaukee, one man at a time. 

Through additional personal sales, I've also been able to contribute $130 to the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and $35 to Literacy Services of Wisconsin. Thanks to everyone who has purchased books from me. 


Dirty Shirt is available from eLectio Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes

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