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Book Title: Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales|
The author of the book: Robert Jacoby
Edition: Cloud Books
Date of issue: September 22nd 2011
ISBN 13: 9780615434896
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The size of the: 35.68 MB
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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. 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.
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Read information about the authorI'm a poet, novelist, memoirist, and diarist. My poetry and short works have appeared in more than 20 literary magazines, most recently The 2River View, Sleet Magazine, and Slow Trains. (My recently published work is available from my website at Robert-Jacoby.com.) I've published two books, a novel, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes (2012), and a memoir (by interview), Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales (2011). The book's website is escaping-from-reality.com and has audio clips of the interviews, an FAQ, and more. Besides keeping writer’s sketchbooks, which contain ideas and notes for poems, portions of novels, and other works, I've kept personal notebooks. Since 1985 I've written more than 1,000,000 words…reflections on events, life, and my work. I wrote about it here. For comparison, Thoreau and Kierkegaard wrote about 2 million words in their journals.
My interests span religion, science, technology, philosophy, economics, history, archaeology, architecture, the fine arts (literature, music, painting), social relations, psychology, government, politics, warfare, and law and ethics.
I'm at work on a second novel, working title Dusk and Ember; a book of poems; and another nonfiction book—working title Never Stop Dancing—a memoir (by interview) of a friend who lost his wife in a pedestrian traffic accident in Washington, D.C. in April 2010, and the aftermath and recovery with his two young sons (visit his friend’s online journey, Hole in the Sun).
Visit my other sites around the Web to see what I'm all about:
• homepage: Robert-Jacoby.com
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My professional work focuses on website governance and management issues:
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