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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In 1983, when I was 18-years old, I encountered a community of eccentric sailors who lived in a secret anchorage on the far side of the spoil islands a quarter-mile from Miami City Hall. What I found there inspired me and challenged me to expand my perspectives. Though the Dinner Key Anchorage was often dismissed as a community of "derelicts, bums, winos and thieves," I found instead a group of articulate, capable, innovative, educated, and highly skilled people who took me in and literally 'taught me the ropes.' Many of them traveled the world, depending on little but good fortune and determination. At 23, while working on a jazz guitar degree, I bought an old 26-foot sailboat and named her The Blue Monk after the tune by pianist, Thelonious Monk. Six months after graduating, I took off with $30 in my pocket for a series of adventures that took me through the Bahamas and eventually across the Atlantic to Gibraltar. On the surface, The Blue Monk is a memoir that recounts how I came to love sailing, joined a unique community of misunderstood people, and sailed away to enjoy a life of adventure. The book also provides an account of a special slice of Miami history that would otherwise remain unrecorded. But The Blue Monk is not really about me; who wants to read a book by an author who can write about himself for hundreds of pages? The Blue Monk is about something much larger; I am but the narrator. My experiences sailing alone on a small boat were beautiful and sometimes terrifying. Often, they were an odd combination of both. The Blue Monk tells of an encounter with a remarkable world that lies just beyond the horizon and deep within each of us. The Blue Monk is rich life experience translated into prose, a vehicle that transports the reader there and then.". Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: In 1989 Dave Bricker set off across the Gulf Stream in a small sailboat with $30 in his pocket. His voyages aboard The Blue Monk through the Bahamas and across the Atlantic to Gibraltar are recounted in vivid prose. The Blue Monk is a journey of self-discovery set in a world of saturated colors, remarkable people, hazardous reefs, and transcendent beauty. Bricker chronicles a little-known fragment of Miami's history and encourages us all to embrace a world of power and magic that lies only a few steps off the sidewalk.

The Blue Monk is cloth bound with an attractive modernist dust jacket, gold foil stamped, and typeset to 1920s "hot metal" standards. Big publishers use small type, tight leading (line spacing), and narrow margins to save ink, paper, and shipping costs on huge print runs. This book demonstrates how self-publishers can exceed industry standards to produce elegant, comfortable to read books.

The Blue Monk received a 2014 IPPY Award for "Excellence in Independent Publishing."

From the Author: In 1983, when I was 18-years old, I encountered a com­mu­nity of eccen­tric sailors who lived in a secret anchor­age on the far side of the spoil islands a quarter-mile from Miami City Hall. What I found there inspired me and chal­lenged me to expand my per­spec­tives. Though the Dinner Key Anchorage was often dis­missed as a com­mu­nity of "dere­licts, bums, winos and thieves," I found instead a group of artic­u­late, capa­ble, inno­v­a­tive, edu­cated, and highly skilled peo­ple who took me in and lit­er­ally 'taught me the ropes.' Many of them trav­eled the world, depend­ing on lit­tle but good for­tune and deter­mi­na­tion.

At 23, while working on a jazz gui­tar degree, I bought an old 26-foot sail­boat and named her The Blue Monk after the tune by pianist, Thelonious Monk. Six months after grad­u­at­ing, I took off with $30 in my pocket for a series of adven­tures that took me through the Bahamas and even­tu­ally across the Atlantic to Gibraltar.

On the sur­face, The Blue Monk is a mem­oir that recounts how I came to love sail­ing, joined a unique com­mu­nity of mis­un­der­stood peo­ple, and sailed away to enjoy a life of adven­ture. The book also pro­vides an account of a spe­cial slice of Miami his­tory that would oth­er­wise remain unrecorded. But The Blue Monk is not really about me; who wants to read a book by an author who can write about him­self for hun­dreds of pages? The Blue Monk is about some­thing much larger; I am but the nar­ra­tor. My expe­ri­ences sail­ing alone on a small boat were beau­ti­ful and some­times ter­ri­fy­ing. Often, they were an odd com­bi­na­tion of both. The Blue Monk tells of an encounter with a remark­able world that lies just beyond the hori­zon and deep within each of us. The Blue Monk is rich life experience translated into prose, a vehicle that transports the reader there and then.

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