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Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Yvon Chouinard

Narrated By: Yvon Chouinard, Christopher Grove

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: September 2016

Duration: 7 hours 59 minutes


In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

With a Preface to the Second Edition, Introduction, and Epilogue read by the Author


  • Jen S.

    Yes, yes, yes! Thanks for inspiring me Yvon and for always do what’s right and open to always finding a way to do it better. Humbleness is hard to find these days. Would love to have lunch with this man one day!!!

  • Martin M

    As far as business this book is extremely informative. But frankly I got tired of the ranting and the fact that the writer of the book encourages public Anarchy.