A Splendid Madness: A Man, a Boat, a Love Story
A highly entertaining account of a middle-aged man's love affair with sailing, an elegant and introspective meditation on the nature of obsession, and an insightful reflection on the years of learning and practice that molded author Tom Froncek into an expert sailor.
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