Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

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Based on nearly 40 hours of interviews, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying is the memoir of a 61-year-old, life-long merchant seaman re-counting his fantastic, hilarious, and politically incorrect exploits. He's a sailor-scholar and an individualist anarchist; he's read Voltaire and The Egyptian Book of the Dead. He admits to working at his hobby, sailing, to keep up his real occupation, drinking. He's lived 40 years of adventures around the world, including an incursion into Cambodia during the Vietnam War; a prison break from a Ceylon jail; a dockside fistfight in the Philippines in 1977; a 2-week stowaway run on a British merchant ship sailing around South Africa; meeting Omar Sharif in Aqaba, Jordan; an around-the-world trip (with Greg Cousins, the third mate on the Exxon Valdez, and we learn what really happened!) that ends in Alang, India and the beaching of the ship to be cut up for scrap metal; seeing the rise and fall of communism and capitalism in Africa and the newly independent states after the Soviet Union's collapse and division; and an ammunition delivery to Kuwait on the eve of the 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq.

Visit the book website for published excerpts, a book FAQ, and an audio clip of "The Baboon Story" from the interview sessions (escaping-from-reality.com).

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"A welcome relief after a long day at the office; when the idea of throwing it all up and running off to sea, suddenly seems like the most brilliant idea in the world." -- B. Morrison, poet and author

"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
"... like sitting down with this old adventurer and hearing all of his best stories." -- Goodreads Review

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Descrizione libro Cloud Books, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Based on nearly 40 hours of interviews, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying is the memoir of a 61-year-old, life-long merchant seaman re-counting his fantastic, hilarious, and politically incorrect exploits. He s a sailor-scholar and an individualist anarchist; he s read Voltaire and The Egyptian Book of the Dead. He admits to working at his hobby, sailing, to keep up his real occupation, drinking. He s lived 40 years of adventures around the world, including an incursion into Cambodia during the Vietnam War; a prison break from a Ceylon jail; a dockside fistfight in the Philippines in 1977; a 2-week stowaway run on a British merchant ship sailing around South Africa; meeting Omar Sharif in Aqaba, Jordan; an around-the-world trip (with Greg Cousins, the third mate on the Exxon Valdez, and we learn what really happened!) that ends in Alang, India and the beaching of the ship to be cut up for scrap metal; seeing the rise and fall of communism and capitalism in Africa and the newly independent states after the Soviet Union s collapse and division; and an ammunition delivery to Kuwait on the eve of the 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq. Codice libro della libreria APC9780615434896

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Descrizione libro Cloud Books, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Based on nearly 40 hours of interviews, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying is the memoir of a 61-year-old, life-long merchant seaman re-counting his fantastic, hilarious, and politically incorrect exploits. He s a sailor-scholar and an individualist anarchist; he s read Voltaire and The Egyptian Book of the Dead. He admits to working at his hobby, sailing, to keep up his real occupation, drinking. He s lived 40 years of adventures around the world, including an incursion into Cambodia during the Vietnam War; a prison break from a Ceylon jail; a dockside fistfight in the Philippines in 1977; a 2-week stowaway run on a British merchant ship sailing around South Africa; meeting Omar Sharif in Aqaba, Jordan; an around-the-world trip (with Greg Cousins, the third mate on the Exxon Valdez, and we learn what really happened!) that ends in Alang, India and the beaching of the ship to be cut up for scrap metal; seeing the rise and fall of communism and capitalism in Africa and the newly independent states after the Soviet Union s collapse and division; and an ammunition delivery to Kuwait on the eve of the 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq. Codice libro della libreria APC9780615434896

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Descrizione libro Cloud Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 526 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.2in.A beach read for men. . . . Based on nearly 40 hours of interviews, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying is the memoir of a 61-year-old, life-long merchant seaman re-counting his fantastic, hilarious, and politically incorrect exploits. Hes a sailor-scholar and an individualist anarchist; hes read Voltaire and The Egyptian Book of the Dead. He admits to working at his hobby, sailing, to keep up his real occupation, drinking. Hes lived 40 years of adventures around the world, including an incursion into Cambodia during the Vietnam War; a prison break from a Ceylon jail; a dockside fistfight in the Philippines in 1977; a 2-week stowaway run on a British merchant ship sailing around South Africa; meeting Omar Sharif in Aqaba, Jordan; an around-the-world trip (with Greg Cousins, the third mate on the Exxon Valdez, and we learn what really happened!) that ends in Alang, India and the beaching of the ship to be cut up for scrap metal; seeing the rise and fall of communism and capitalism in Africa and the newly independent states after the Soviet Unions collapse and division; and an ammunition delivery to Kuwait on the eve of the 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq. Visit the book website for published excerpts, a book FAQ, and an audio clip of The Baboon Storyfrom the interview sessions (escaping-from-reality. com). This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780615434896

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