The Cure for Anything Is Salt Water

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

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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 it . . . 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 fifteen-hundred-mile odyssey from Florida to Maine--with her one-man, two-dog crew. But what began as the fulfillment of an idle wish became a crash course in navigating the complicated byways of the self.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 211 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white
  • 006074703X
  • 9780060747039
  • 1,574,750

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"Mary South had the guts to do what many of us would love to do--throw one life overboard and see what happens next. Her story is brave and inspiring."--Marianne Williamson, author of Illuminata
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