The future home of Iditarod dreams: Share your knowledge, peddle for a buck

Everybody writes books these days. Many people in the Iditarod world run the race once and feel the desire to write a book, even if they have nothing remarkable to say and they are in the middle or the end of the pack when they cross under the burled arch in Nome.

My plan is to FINISH my book after I cross under the arch in Nome. In fact the book that I am working on right now kind of has that event as the climax to the story. Without the finish there will be no book. period.

I am not writing the book looking to get rich quick, or to launch a world tour, or to get on Oprah, heck she will be retired by then. I am writing the book as a kind of biography. I don’t even know if anyone will buy it but I can tell you this, it will be one heck of a ride!

[ Rewind: Lynyrd Skynard vs. Barry Manilow ]

What I don’t understand is what gives people the right to sell their books on late night infomercials sitting next to a big, fake, Larry King-esque microphone on the desk that is not even plugged in?


Larry King


I am not talking about mushers here. I am talking about all these fruit-cakes that want to sell you something so that you can buy houses with no money down, or get rich quick in your P.J.’s or, flip this house for millions! type of nut-cases.

Look at it this way, if a guy had the secret to un-imaginable wealth why in the world does he need YOUR credit card number? Why is he peddling a bunch of books–and if you buy now I’ll throw in these tapes–in the middle of the night on CNBC?

I’m just sayin’…

I welcome your comments and suggestions. Please comment below.

Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Doctor Radio | Denver Dog Works


Dr. Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and The Dog Doctor Radio Show

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About robertforto

Robert Forto is the owner of Dog Works Training Company in Alaska, a canine behaviorist, mushin' down a dream, sports nut and radio show host. Robert writes a lot about his observations in Alaska, pop culture, music, and of course dogs!

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One Comment on “The future home of Iditarod dreams: Share your knowledge, peddle for a buck”

  1. michele forto Says:

    Thanx! Glad someone said it.


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