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Author Of Book On How To Survive Running Of Bulls Gored By Bull In Pamplona

Pamplona Running Of The Bulls

The author of a book on how to survive Pamplona, Spain’s famous running of the bulls has been, well, gored by a bull in Pamplona:

PAMPLONA, Spain— An American who co-wrote a book called “How to Survive the Running of the Bulls” was badly gored on Wednesday in the morning bull run at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival.

A Spanish man was also gored in the “encierro,” when runners in red scarves and white outfits dash through the Spanish town’s streets pursued by the huge animals.

Chicago resident Bill Hillmann, 32, tripped and fell when a bull gored him in his right thigh, according to festival website sanfermin.com.

A Hemingway aficionado, Hillmann travels to Pamplona every year to take part in the festival.

The black bull that gored him was the heaviest of the morning’s six bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch, weighing around 1,300 pounds.

One would imagine that this will have a negative impact on book sales.

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  1. michael reynolds says:

    All publicity is good publicity.

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  2. Heisenberg says:

    He survived, didn’t he?

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  3. CSK says:

    The book doesn’t appear to exist under that title at Amazon. There is a Bill Hillman, but he writes books about stained glass.

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  4. grumpy realist says:

    Not YET a Darwin award winner, I see.

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  5. James Pearce says:

    One would imagine that this will have a negative impact on book sales.

    Subsequent printings may have a new title: “How To Survive Pamplona: Don’t Do What I Did.”

    Books sales will remain flat.

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  6. Just Me says:

    Running with the Bulls is one of those activities that leaves me wondering about the sanity of the runners.

    It’s an activity I don’t understand and view as foolish.

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  7. ernieyeball says:

    @Just Me: It’s an activity I don’t understand and view as foolish.

    Maybe he will retitle the book How to Get a Free Vasectomy

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  8. bill says:

    talk about irony, but seriously- how many words can you put in print that mean “run fast”?

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