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ISBN:0060747021
Author: Mary South
ISBN13: 978-0060747022
Title: The Cure for Anything Is Salt Water: How I Threw My Life Overboard and Found Happiness at Sea
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Language: English
Category: Water Sports
Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (May 22, 2007)
Pages: 224

The Cure for Anything Is Salt Water: How I Threw My Life Overboard and Found Happiness at Sea by Mary South



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T he cure for anything is s alt water. And like most optimists who regularly suffer the crushing defeats of a world less wonderful than they had imagined, I’m sure I have developed some finely honed coping strategies. Or denial issues, if you prefer to call the glass half emptyas I obviously do no. For instance, although I had just arrived at a new job in rural Pennsylvania full of vim and vigor, the deeply repressed realist within me knew almost immediately that I had made a terrible mistake. But there was no way I could admit that-even to myself  . T he cure for anything is s alt water. with how much could be right about something that still didn’t work out. All my subsequent stabs at dating or relationships seemed, in retrospect, half-hearted.

some of the technical descriptions caused my mind to wander. if for no other reason than to ask: how di This is non-fiction. I found the title a little misleading, although one could call me anal. She didn't really throw her life overboard, in my mind. She quit her job, sold her house, bought a boat and set out for 3 weeks. I thought the trip would have been longer and more remote and adventuresome than that leaves me thinking: Maybe I should throw my life overboard and seek some REAL adventure.

At forty, Mary South had a beautiful home, good friends, and a successful career in book publishing. But she couldn't help feeling that she was missing something intangible but essential. So she decided to go looking for i. .at sea. Six months later she had quit her job, sold the house, and was living aboard a forty-foot, thirty-ton steel trawler she rechristened Bossanova. Despite her total lack of experience, South set out on her maiden voyage†a odyssey from Florida to Maine†with her one-man, two-dog crew.

This is an engaging combination of danger and dawdle, of exuberance and ease, of moxie and (mild) maudlin.

Nəzərdən Keçirmə Siyasəti.

Happiness is a Healthy Life. Water Is For Washing.

How I Threw My Life Overboard and Found Happiness at Sea. by Mary South. At forty, Mary South had a beautiful home, good friends, and a successful career in book publishing. Despite her total lack of experience, South set out on her maiden voyage-a odyssey from Florida to Maine-with her one-man, two-dog crew.

At forty, Mary South seemed to have it all: a beautiful home in Pennsylvania, a group of close friends, the companionship of two loving Jack Russell terriers and a successful career in book publishing. But shuttling between the conference room at work and her couch in front of the TV at home, South couldn't help feeling that she was missing something intangible but essential. So she decided to go looking for it where so many have before: at sea.

Six months later, she had quit her job, sold the house, graduated seamanship school and was living aboard a 40-foot, 30-ton steel trawler. Despite South's total lack of experience, the maiden voyage of the rechristened Bossanova was to be a journey up the eastern seaboard. Along with her crew (the dogs and her buddy John—her odd-couple opposite in politics, lifestyle and pretty much everything except a love of the open ocean), she set off on a fifteen-hundred mile odyssey from Florida to Maine. But what began as the fulfillment of an idle wish became a crash course in navigating the byways of the self.

The Cure for Anything Is Salt Water traces South's voyage from the charming Americana of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway out into the often stormy waters of the Atlantic. As the trip progresses, South grapples not only with whatever Poseidon throws her way, but also with the ghosts of family and loves lost. For anyone with a secret dream that's gone unfulfilled, here is a reckoning—both funny and poignant—of what's really involved in casting off an old life and making a new one.

Reviews: 7
August
Brilliant … laugh out loud on the landlocked subway … there are too many chuckles.

Good books, as far as my uncritical eye is concerned, fall into three terrible categories: The two extremes are either unsatisfactory slough suffered by critics sufficed to merit published remarks or crack highs somehow scrabbled after just for points of saying “See!” This is -- far less exalted, but, to me, the more cherished category -- want to read more next time able.

Anything that can make me turn away from my read and snort aloud on a public transit system means it has breached the public civility test -- which books, tender or tragic, dear or reared, must pass in order to be read, whether aloud, quietly, public, or private.

This is an engaging combination of danger and dawdle, of exuberance and ease, of moxie and (mild) maudlin. It is a balance of blustery adventure and introspective reflection with ever constant rolling waves. For a reader without any connection to boating, it is a raveled tale worthy of Neptune/Poseidon.
Precious
Ms. South has a true knack not only for words, but also for conveying the everyday unspoken feelings we all have. Her frankness is inviting and comfortable. I am a sailor, so enjoyed the nautical undercurrent to the book. However, knowledge of the sea is no prerequsite to thoroughly enjoying this little book. I devoured it in three short nights and I predict you will also. GREAT WORK "Mare!"
interactive man
I really enjoyed Mary South's writing when she was editor of Yachting Magazine. Her book is an enjoyable read about her
life on the sea. She's a fascinating woman!
Gagas
Disjointed, narcissistic, trivial.
Ximathewi
Whilst not being quite your average 'going to sea' tale, Mary South has written an engaging story of her staid but not quite straight life on land, decision to leave the steady shores for a life afloat; and the trials and tribulations of learning to handle a powered vessel at sea.
As she moves through new passages in her life and works at becoming a competent mariner, she reflects on her inability to manage relationships on land. These story threads are skillfully woven and net effect is compelling- I read the whole thing in one day.
Zahisan
An emotional biograph from a lesbian writer who discovers she's "bi."
sobolica
My fiancé loves this book
A good story that tells of a dream fulfilled. Interesting and at times fun. Well written. Also educational. Thank you.