On Sale: September 9, 2012
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"Boat Girl" is the heart-breaking memoir of growing up
aboard a sailboat. Throughout the 1980's and 90's, Melanie's
family lived aboard a 47-foot sailboat, spending their
summers along the US East Coast and their winters in the
Bahamas. But the cruising life was not all fun in the sun.
The family had to work hard to pay for their way of life.
They dodged hurricanes, overzealous federal agents and
bullying land-kids. And they endured a boatload of family
drama. As her father published articles about how living on
a boat brings families together, Melanie secretly struggled
with an eating disorder, the alienation of being a boat kid,
and confusion over her developing sexuality. As an adult,
she lived aboard her own 28-foot sailboat and had several
relationships trying to find someone who wasn't intimidated
by her stubborn independence and free-spirited lifestyle.
"Boat Girl" weaves all this together into a story about a
girl who, once all is said and done, simply wants her own
boat and her own life.
Melanie paints a vivid picture of the trials and
tribulations of family life aboard a sailboat without
drowning the reader in the technical details of sailing.
"Boat Girl" strikes a perfect balance between a coming of
age story and a sea tale, enjoyable for boaters and
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