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Chasing the Horizon: The Life and Times of  Modern Sea Gypsy by [Cap'n Fatty Goodllander]

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Editorial Reviews

From the Author

This was my second book. I wrote it in late 1990,
just after having lost my 36 foot ketch Carlotta
in Hurricane Hugo.

I'd like to think in the intervening twenty years
I've become a much better writer. Maybe. Maybe
not. But this is still my favorite book. It is
completely outrageous. I sang a lusty song!

Basically, it is my autobiography.

I like its raw, demented exuberance.

If you don't laugh aloud a few times while reading
this one--you should go to a doctor. (Maybe you're
dead?) --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Cap'n Fatty Goodlander has lived over 50 years (of 58) aboard various sailing craft--forty of them with his wife Carolyn. Their daughter Roma Orion was a third generation live-aboard before she escaped to Brandeis University. (Their dirty little secret: Roma has become {gasp!} a dirt-dweller.)

He's written numerous books, six of which are currently in print. For 17 years, he produced a WVWI radio show aboard his vessel as he sailed the world. In 2008, he had a series of Sunday summer sailing spots on National Public Radio (NPR).

He currently lives aboard his 38 foot cutter-rigged Wild Card in the Mediterranean Sea and is about to complete his second circumnavigation.

He is also currently an editor-at-large for Cruising World magazine. In addition, he's written a Caribbean marine column for 30+ years--which presently appears in All At Sea.

Next up: a novel, a Caribbean refit, and a third circumnavigation.

His motto: "Kiss life full on the lips. Live while you're alive!"

"He refuses to grow up," confirms his wife Carolyn. "I'm always hoping he'll eventually show some small signs of maturing--but I'm beginning to think I hope in vain." She paused in exasperation, blew a wayward strand of her dark Italian hair upwards in frustration, and wearily said, "The reason we don't have much money is because they pay my husband what he's worth!" --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • Print length : 161 pages
  • Publication date : December 25, 2007
  • File size : 3912 KB
  • Publisher : G. Goodlander (December 25, 2007)
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00121QHXK
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 80 ratings

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