“Narrating Adventure down the Colorado River”: A Talk by Marsha Weisiger

Erstwhile’s Sara Porterfield reviews a recent lecture given by Marsha Weisiger on her research-in-progress. Q: How do you know a raft guide is lying? A: His lips are moving. Boaters, professionals and recreational alike, are notorious showmen and -women who are known for their tall tales and ability to entertain a crowd. This, it turns out,…