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From the Author
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
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.
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: #250,424 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The stories he shares and the people "Characters" he encounters along the way make this a real page-turner.
Anyone who has ever considered the life of a live-aboard sailor should read this book.
If you love good stories, get this book.
If you like to laugh at other peoples troubles, get this book.
Cap'n Fatty doesn't sugar-coat the reality of life on a sailboat. There are many trials and tribulations; but the sheer joy of being on the water makes them all worthwhile!