It’s Based on a Book?

The heavy advertising for the movie The Big Year, opening on Friday, doesn’t mention that it’s about a real-life marathon bird-watching competition, or that it’s based on a journalist’s account of the actual event.

The movie stars Owen Wilson, Rashida Jones, Jack Black and Steve Martin.

Most libraries own the book, published in 2005 to strong reviews.

The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
Mark Obmascik
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Free Press – (2005-02-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0743245466 / 9780743245463

One Response to “It’s Based on a Book?”

  1. Becky Says:

    I came upon this book last year by accident and loved it. My full review is here:

    It made my list of my favorite books I read in 2010 too.