Do you have a dream you must pursue, but everyone says it's unrealistic? Or that you're not qualified? Too old, too out of shape? Or you don't have the "right experience?"
Glenn Damato was a 41-year-old software instructor who sought to exceed the bounds of his comfortable but humdrum existence. He embarked on an adventure for which he was miserably unprepared. Why did he do this? How did he answer the ancient human question: how do we jump-start growth in our lives? We become something we were not.
The "something" Damato strived to become was neither easy nor simple: an ocean sailing skipper. Overweight and without boating experience of any kind, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of sailing around the world on his own vessel.
Reckless? Dangerous? Idiotic? Call it what you will, Damato was determined to make the voyage a reality despite the obstacles.
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The author is disappointed with his life and I am disappointed with his story about it. It started off great. I don't need happy endings, but this author just has so much self hate going on and is just as harsh on the people around him. Not surprising that he eventually found himself all alone on his boat and then back in a cubicle.
he self depreciating humor is great at the beginning, but never goes anywhere, or evolves into a deeper insight about himself, like you get with a Louis C K kind of thing.
Women are likely to dislike this book. His attitudes towards that gender are not inspiring.
- Bill S.
Don't judge this book by it's cover
This is a strange one. It's a great book, well written, engaging, informative ect. But if you're expecting an 'epic journey', then expect it to only last from San Francisco to Cabo.
Strangely I really wish the writer actually achieved what the premise of the book implies, but it's nonfiction, so fair enough.
- Felix Del Barrio