Jackie Richardson reviews the second book from champion shooter Vera Koo, titled “Wisdom and Things.” This book features chapters grouped into four different parts, covering all facets of competition, resilience, faith and travel.
Our Babbs reviews Vera Koo’s second book, “Wisdom and Things,” based on several of her already published columns at “Women’s Outdoor News,” and other inspirations. It’s a great follow-up to her first book, “The Most Unlikely Champion.”
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Vera Koo’s new book, “Wisdom and Things,” is now available. It is a collection of essays from the final decade of Vera Koo’s pistol shooting career, documenting her journey from a 12-year-old immigrant who did not know a word of English to the pinnacle of the action pistol shooting world.
At the age of 41, I picked up a gun for the first time with the intention of learning to defend myself and my children. I was the mother of 5, the youngest of whom was 2-years old. Little did I know that my journey in gun handling and self-defense was just getting started. Many […]
It’s funny how familiarity works. When you see someone nearly every spring for more than a decade, you think you know them. From the smiles on the range and the casual quick catch ups, in truth, these interactions just skim the surface. I’ve been shooting with Vera Koo for many years. We’ve competed against one […]
I met Vera Koo in 2013 when I competed at the Bianchi Cup for the first time in Columbia, Missouri. During the awards ceremony, a few women handed out roses to all the female competitors, mentioning they were from Vera. How nice was that? Even though she rarely attended the evening’s festivities, she always sent […]
I met Vera Koo several years ago at a Bianchi Cup match in Columbia, Missouri. I’m thinking it might have been about 15 years ago, when she was at the height of her shooting career. Indeed, Vera is the only woman to capture the prestigious Bianchi Cup championship in the women’s division 8 times. She […]
When it comes to teaching our kids about firearm safety, where do we begin? Do we take them to the range? Do we let them play with pretend guns? Do we try to sit down and have a conversation with them? Sponsored by Project ChildSafe Kids are extremely smart; they understand a lot more than […]
We are looking forward to getting Why Women Hunt into the hands of one of our reviewers who hunts. We know that a large majority of our searches here at The WON come from women who hunt or want to learn more about hunting, and that’s exciting. We anticipate running this book review early in […]
“Granny, who let the bugs out?” asked my 8-year-old granddaughter, as she cuddled close to me on the couch. As part of our evening bedtime ritual, I had chosen to read this newly released book, Who Let the Bugs Out?, to my grandchildren. I hoped to gauge the book’s merits on their reactions. So, this […]
In this guest review, renowned firearms trainer Il Ling New gives us her honest opinion of Vera Koo’s book, “The Most Unlikely Champion.” Il Ling read the book twice, and it’s safe to conclude that it changed her life. ~BB What would you do if life handed you not 1, not 2, not 3 … […]