Wind, Waves, and a Suicidal Boat: Personal Stories from the Most Dangerous Job in the World
- Publish Date: 2002-07-18
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Chris White
In his twenty-five year occupation as an Alaskan commercial fisherman, known as the most dangerous job in the world, Chris White has experienced a great deal of what most only imagine. From horrendous Bering Sea storms while winter king crabbing, to the sinking of his own boat under him, he takes the reader on seven intense and entertaining high adventures drawn from his career.Beyond simply story telling, there is a purpose to his seeming madness, which he talks about in the Prologue Risking for your Life. Primed early on as an instructor with the Outward Bound program, the risks he purposely takes provide personal classrooms for him to learn about what he is made of, his purpose, and his spirituality.Frequently joined by his enduring wife, Shar, each chapter links to the next as their learning process unfolds and is related with self-effacing humor and honesty. The hardships and dangers are real, but so are the lessons, moments of joy, and richness of life discovered living on the edge. Whether one's interest is in learning what Alaskan commercial fishing is all about, or learning why someone would do it, or just for an armchair adventure, this book is a reflective, fascinating and exciting ride.For more information, contact: email@example.com.