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5.0 out of 5 stars What a long strange trip it's been..., October 23, 2011
This review is from: Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales (Paperback)
Recalling tales of his time aboard ships, in dive bars and houses of ill repute from around the world, the veteran seaman takes us along for a wild ride. Knowing that he wouldn't be happy doing what society expected of him , our seagoing protagonist sets out at a young age to see the world. Laugh out loud moments are peppered throughout the stories, as well as some interesting philosophies and observations of cultures around the globe. He doesn't believe in conformity or allegiances to social norms, countries or "isms," and you really grow to admire his true sense of independence. An admirable characteristic is that he didn't let material gain dictate what he did with his life. That was never important to him. Definitely not politically correct, but Ron would be a guy you'd like to go barhopping with back in his younger days. Especially in ports around the world, I'm sure he could show you some interesting places. Escaping from Reality provides a first person account of an adventurous life that few people make for themselves. Ron has circumnavigated the globe twice, been to the Arctic Circle and to the southern tip of Africa. He's sailed the seven seas and has seen more than most people would in several lifetimes. Well written and an engaging read, Escaping from Reality offers a look into a life not led by many. Am I jealous? Yeah, I kinda am. "Blood, sperm and teeth...all over the world."
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