Chasing the Horizon is a delightfully demented sea yarn which chronicles the life and times a modern cruising sailor It is an outrageously funny, often touching, and continuously shocking look at the strange, watery world of sea gypsies Cap n Fatty Goodlander superbly conveys the emotion and mystery of sea voyaging, and his love for the family that voyages with him.Martin Luray, senior editor, SAIL He s a classic story teller in the tradition of P.J O Rourke, Art Buchwald, and Hunter Thompson Fritz Seyfarth, TALES OF THE CARIBBEAN...
|Title||:||Chasing the Horizon (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||G Goodlander 26 Dezember 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||499 Pages|
|File Size||:||778 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Chasing the Horizon (English Edition) Reviews
Wer einen Lebenslauf wie "Cap'n Fatty", den ihm eigenen Humor und das entsprechende schriftstellerische Talent hat, kann gar nicht anders, als ein äußerst unterhaltsames wie auch geistreiches Buch zu schreiben. Man mag es nicht mehr aus der Hand legen...
As fresh as a story told over a lot of drinks at a seaside bar in the Caribbean. Fatty Goodlander proves to be an imaginative storyteller, and an uninhibited rascal, unabashedly sharing his wildest adventures and misfortunes, and leaving us envious of his love of, and quest for freedom and independence.
Cap'n Fatty masterfully tells the tale of his life as a sea gypsy - from his childhood, through his first days aboard "Wild Card"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!
A candid and revealing look at the lifestyle of a sucessful cruiser. Capf'n Fatty is a gifted writer that bares his heart in events alternating between touching and humorous. Anyone contemplating the low-budget cruising lifestyle should read this book.
I have read, in at least one history book, that settler's children, abducted by American Indians and raised to adulthood by them, often refused to return to return to 'white' society, after being liberated from their former captors.after reading this book, I can see why they may have felt that way.Once I read the first few pages, I was captive. And, when I finished the book, I didn't want to go back.Captain Fatty tells such a rousing tale, you may not want it to ever end.This tale is not only an excellent diversion, but may be a treasure trove for sociologist, who might be interested live aboard cruising sailboat culture.Fatty starts his story when he was about ten years old, living in a broken down schooner, his father was determined to make seaworthy. He ends it, describing what happened to his siblings as a result of such upbringing.Between all of that, there is the uplifting, but sometimes heart breaking story of his own life as a live aboard. A life that starts at the age of 17, when he quits school and buys a small wooden sloop, that 'needs a little work'. From there, he falls in love (but still lives aboard) and, with over five years of relentless toil, builds a 13 ton live aboard sailboat. Even that part of the tale is chock full of pranks, benevolent humor (Fatty is a very hard person to dislike), and a little heart break.Once his dream ship is built, he takes off for the Caribbean. A place he never leaves.There, he lives a life of unbridled hedonism that would make most teenagers green with envy, but is still responsible enough to raise a family, keep his boat in good working order, and pitch in, after disaster strikes.Though every paradise may have its snakes, his is one you may never want to leave.
The best 10 bucks I've spent on Amazon for a long while, guess I'm gonna have to get some more.Captain Fatty is the true sea gypsy, and I'm grateful for him having me aboard( thanks to the Goodlander girls as well).Good laughs and the right attitude for these crazy times.Your morale compass has no deviation as far as I see!