FROM THE KIRKUS REVIEW: ""As a writer, Damato makes his
rehabilitation of the craft surprisingly interesting . . . his
pithy prose keeps the story speeding along.""
Do you have a dream to pursue but everyone says it's
unrealistic? Or that you're not qualified? Too old, too out of
shape? Or you don't have the "right experience?"
Glenn Damato was a forty-one year old software instructor who
sought to exceed the bounds of his comfortable but humdrum
existence. He embarked on an adventure for which he was miserably
unprepared. Why do this? The goal was to become something he was
The "something" Damato strived to become was an ocean sailing
skipper. Overweight and without boating experience of any kind, he
decided to pursue his lifelong dream of sailing around the world on
his own vessel.
Reckless? Dangerous? Idiotic? Call it what you will, Damato was
determined to make the voyage a reality despite the obstacles.
Suddenly without the familiar security of his previous life,
Damato was forced to conquer his anxieties while at the same time
surviving the hazards and challenges of offshore sailing. As his
experience and confidence mounts, he discovers he has indeed
undergone a personal transformation - one quite different than he
originally hoped, and in some ways worthier than he imagined.
"Breaking Seas" is a tale of ocean voyaging, but it's not just
about sailing: the all-encompassing themes are rejection and
disappointment - and our common human quest to get the most out of
life despite being born into an imperfect universe.
Part sailing adventure, part philosophical pilgrimage, "Breaking
Seas" is for everyone who's ever wanted to embark on an enterprise
of some kind despite not meeting society's expected
""This is a story about our desire to be elsewhere, reborn and
enhanced, because here and now are not enough,"" says Damato. ""But
don't expect a sugar-coated fairy tale with just what you want to
hear. I promise you an honest story truthfully told.""
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