The author was at the peak of his earning power as a movie star when he suddenly quit. He walked out on Hollywood, walked out of a shattered marriage, defied the courts, broke as an outlaw, set sail with his four children in the schooner Wanderer--bound for the South Seas. His attempt to escape launched his autobiography. It is the candid, sometimes painfully revealing confession of a man who scrutinized his every self-defeat and self-betrayal in the unblinking light of conscience. Reviews of the Wanderer Thus far with regards to the ebook we have now Wanderer suggestions consumers have never still quit their review of the action, or otherwise not see clearly but. Although, if you have currently check this out book and you are able to produce their conclusions convincingly request you to spend time to go out of an assessment on our site we can publish both bad and good critiques.
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Wednesday, October 24, Wanderer by Sterling Hayden To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change.
Only then will you know what the sea is all about. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security. What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment.
But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.
The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed. Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? That quote is classic. Seen it several times over the past years during my adventure travel reading or nomadic wandering.
As a movie star who "…photographs well and is able to handle dialogue…", Sterling Hayden made lots of money to live the good life. His real love was the open sea aboard a boat. From an early age, boats of all kinds were his fascination and sailing became his obsession. Starting sailing as a teenager and eventually a captain, he sailed the oceans from New England to Tahiti and beyond more than once before becoming the movie star. From childhood to his adulthood, he traces his life of constant movement.
Throughout the book, Hayden inserts many of his life time experiences of sailing adventures, the boats, the seaports, the old sailors, as well as the art of sailing. Wanderer was written as autobiography and a travel log of his illegal trip to Tahiti from San Francisco. In the middle of an ugly divorce, Hayden took his four children -- against court orders -- and other sailing friends to Tahiti to pursue a wandering drive. From the words of this book, a psychologist might be able theorize why he had this desire to sail the oceans.
Once in Tahiti for several months, the author fears that this life may not be the best for his children. He also seems to mature some to the point of giving in to society "norms" -- and the movie career that made good money. He weighs anchor and returns to the US a wiser man to face the inevitable legal problems of broken contracts and defying court orders. My experience with sailing… When on a vacation in Australia in , I spent a week on a Windjammer with sleeping space for ten.
I will never forget the experience of sailing almost directly into the fifteen knot wind with salt spray pealing over the bow. The photo. That was when the captain thought we might be able to get another half knot if something were done to the sails. Got way to technical for me. Amazing that we were able to sail almost directly into the wind.
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Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Be the first to learn about new releases! Start by following Sterling Hayden. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.
He attended Wassookeag School in Dexter, Maine. Hayden dropped out of high school at the age of 16 and took a job as mate on a schooner. Robinson 7, miles from Gloucester, Massachusetts , to Tahiti in It went on the cover of a magazine prompting Paramount Pictures to call and offer a screen test.
Actor Sterling Hayden, best known to me as Gen. Strangelove, put all he had into this memoir of his lifelong wanderings aboard various sea vessels he obtained at any and all cost whenever the world became too much for him. Hayden never felt comfortable in his skin as a hunky actor, and some of the best passages come when he comments on the fast-paced world of Hollywood and mid-century America in general. Another great section follows his exploits during WW2 as an OSS agent named John Hamilton running guns to Yugoslav partisans, a bold and heroic effort he surprisingly plays down—and I would like to know more about. But Hayden owns up to all his flaws and to the society that formed him.