These are 50 of Cap'n Fatty's wildest, most
outrageous stories culled from almost two decades
of comic labor.
It is difficult to believe some of them were
written--but utterly astounding that All At Sea
originally published them. (What are they trying
to do... corrupt all of Western Civilization?)
The story titles say it all: The Agony of Dried
Snot, Insuring Yourself Against Idiocy, Getting
Off on Shoving Off, Appalling Apia Marina, Head
Aches, and the Limitlessness of My Stupidity are
just a few.
If you like silly and irreverent--this is the
collection for you!
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
I've been writing a Caribbean marine column for
30+ years now. There were a number of years when
All at Sea was my sole income. I'm grateful for
Caribbean Boating, Marine Scene, Caribbean Herald,
and--most importantly--All at Sea for sticking with
Besides, they give me total freedom to write what
I want, exactly how I want. They've printed,
without batting an eye, articles which would give
any liability lawyer a massive coronary.
This collection is Cap'n Fatty at his most
outrageous. Some people love it and some do not...
but I think everyone gets a chuckle or two.
Frankly, I'm amazed I wasn't arrested and/or sued
at the book signing!
Occasionally, I'm approached by someone with this
book in their grubby little hand, who asks, "Are
you Cap'n Fatty?"
I always backpedal away fast, and say, "If you
think Fatty is funny, I am. If you don't--I'm his
younger brother and couldn't agree with you more!"
From Good Old Boat June 2009
REVIEW BY DURKEE RICHARDS of SEQUIM, WASH.
Fatty Goodlander is a sea gypsy. He was born into a family of sea gypsies and writes of this life with charm, humility and bountiful good humor. He was raised aboard an aged wooden John Alden-designed schooner, Elizabeth. Even through a cold winter hauled out in Chicago, his parents warmed Fatty's heart with tales of the wonders that awaited the family in the tropical islands of the South Pacific.
In addition to self-confidence around boats and his love of the sea, Fatty's father exposed him to the art of telling sea stories. He allowed Fatty to sit quietly in the cabin of Elizabeth and listen as waterfront characters told stories into the night. That ancient art form infuses Fatty's writing, adding greatly to its appeal. Most readers of his columns in Cruising World magazine probably sense this intuitively. They may also recognize some of the "yarns" in this collection, but will surely enjoy their re-telling.
It is his professional life as a "salt-stained ink slinger" that supports his real life as a sea gypsy. Fatty readily admits that this keeps him and his lover/navigator/wife Carolyn on a very modest budget. But he emphasizes that sailing around the world on peanuts just requires "more effort, determination, and intelligence."
--Good Old Boat
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1441429107
Book Description Createspace, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 228 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.50 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1441429107