Jul 07, 2006 — Todd Moe talks with author Richard Manichello about his debut novel The Couloir. He reads from his book this afternoon (3 pm) at The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid. The Couloir refers to the thrilling, non-stop descent that marks the greatest challenge for a skier. It's a "ski read" with action-packed drama and romance set in the Alps. Manichello's career in film, theatre and television includes an Emmy award for "Olympic profiles of '84" while at ABC Sports. He lives and writes in Nyack, but says he loves the Adirondacks.