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Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales Paperback – September 22, 2011
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"If you are interested in learning what life in the Merchant Marine is really like, or just want to escape your cubicle, then I can highly recommend "Escaping From Reality Without Really Trying." -- Chris Gerrib, POD People
"...flabbergasting and delightful in equal turns." -- Jason Pettus, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography
"This independent and free-spirited sailor has lived a life that is unfathomable to most.... This is definitely the kind of book that can be read with a beer in hand, as Jacoby states in his author's note: 'Now, go grab a cold one. You're gonna need it.'" -- Sacramento Book Review
"Brutally honest and highly descriptive; you will feel as if you are sharing a pint or two or twelve with the seasoned author.... Offers some rare and unique glimpses into some famous and infamous historical events as well." -- Pastor Branagain, Goodreads Review
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Story: Drunk sailor, lame nothing really worth writing home to mom about and my sea stories are better then this horrible book.Published 18 months ago by Jesse James
His book should have zero stars.
If one has absolutely nothing better to do and fantasizes about a subject they know nothing about the I suppose this is the result. Read more
I expected much more when I read the reviews, but was sorely disappointed. This book is about a merchant sailor going to different ports doing the same thing...... Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by Hammer
Postmodern men are challenged in their humanity by the twin losses of adventure and uncertainty.
For most worker-bees in the real world, "adventure" is expressed on... Read more