I had the good fortune to meet Carolyn and Fatty at a boat show in Oakland CA and found that he writes just as he speaks. When he shares tales of adventures on Wild Card it feels as if he's talking to YOU personally. His enthusiasm for a life dedicated to freedom is contagious. His respect for other cultures is inspiring. In "Yarns" the stories go from hilarious to hair-raising and are accessible to anyone with an adventurous tendency, sailor or not. I am thankful that Carolyn and Fatty are out there serving as de facto Ambassadors for Americans and Yachties. They do us proud.