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.
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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.
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?
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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.
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.
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. Hayden: I was completely lost, ignorant, nervous.