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Mr. Bass

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Mike Iaconelli caught his first big bass in 1985 at age 12, and from then he was hooked. Iaconelli's new autobiography, Fishing on the Edge (Delacorte Press, $22), quickly reels you into his world of professional anglers. Co-written by Andrew and Brian Kamenetzky, it is a lively 258-page primer that takes you from Iaconelli's boredom with Lamaze classes with then wife Kristi to the thrill of sleeping with angler groupies after winning the 2003 Bassmaster Classic. Who knew fish stories were so hot?

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