About Philip Simmons Read an Excerpt:
Rattlesnake Ridge
 Learning to Fall 
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 Rattlesnake Ridge  
Learning to Fall
We are sorry to report that Phil died from complications  due to ALS on July 27, 2002.

His books are available around the world in several language versions.


The Man Who Learned to Fall film may be purchased by clicking here.


For use of any information, contact Kathryn Field at kathrynfieldfineart@gmail.com.


Learning to Fall: Recording the Blessings of an Imperfect Life

Learning to Fall

The Blessings of an Imperfect Life

Philip Simmons


ISBN 0-553-80266-6

Sometimes there is no difference between a book and a blessing.  In Learning to Fall, Philip Simmons has blessed us all.”

-- Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom



“Astonishing... heartbreaking... hilarious”!

-- Boston Globe

Learning to Fall may become a spiritual classic.”

-- Booklist



Spring 2008: Playboy magazine is reprinting Phil's essay "Night Vision" in their new anthology Playboy's Book of College Fiction. The article was originally printed in the October 1986 copy of Playboy magazine.

  March 2006: The Bantam Dell Publishing Group reports that Learning To Fall has gone back to press for another 5,000 copy reprint, bringing its paperback in-print figure to 25,000.

Film debut in fall 2004 in Montreal
The Man Who Learned to Fall

Phil's first & only novel  published Oct.  2004

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Philip Simmons event November 19, 2004 in Holderness, NH

To use any printed information, contact Kathryn Field at kathrynfieldfineart@gmail.com