First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life & Living

By Richard Bode
Now with a brand new foreword from New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Zaslow.
FIRST YOU HAVE TO ROW A LITTLE BOAT first hit shelves in the mid 1990s and has been inspiring readers ever since. Written by a grown man looking back on his childhood, it reflects on what learning to sail taught him about life: making choices, adapting to change, and becoming his own person. The book is filled with the spiritual wisdom and thought-provoking discoveries that marked such books as "Walden," "The Prophet," and "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." For nearly twenty years, it has enchanted and endeared sailors and non-sailors alike, but foremost, anyone who seeks large truths in small things. This refurbished edition will find a place in the hearts of a whole new generation of readers.

"Such an imaginative way to compare our sport of sailing to life. I really enjoyed how Richard shares his experience of sailing and how subconsciously it was preparing him for growth. Keeping life simple and appreciating the little things rather than getting caught up in the race or the idea of the adventure is an aspect of life that is easily forgotten these days." --Anna Tunnicliffe, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in sailing


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ISBN: 9780446670036

About the Paperback

Publisher Warner Books (NY)
Publish date 06/01/1995
Pages 224
ISBN-13 9780446670036
ISBN-10 0446670030
Language English

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