Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad
Simon and Schuster, Apr 23, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
The electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the late Deadliest Catch star, from his own two sons.
Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the hit show that follows the exhilarating lives of Alaskan crab fishermen as they brave the vicious Bering Sea. He led his crew through hurricane-force winds and fourstory- high waves, hauling in millions of pounds of crab and raking in millions of dollars.
Phil worked hard, but he played even harder. His life on shore—from his rebellious days to his tempestuous marriages, from his addictive habits to his fundamental American success story—could serve as a reality show in itself. He lived his life at Mach speed: the blitz of crab season, the six-figure paydays, the thunderous motorcycles, and the drug-fueled parties. High-speed chases and all-night blackjack binges were par for the course.
But as wild as Phil could be, he was always openhearted and infectiously friendly. He was a devoted friend, a loving father, a steadfast captain, and a hero to audiences across America and around the world.
His death in 2010, the result of stroke and heart failure at the age of fifty-three, left a hole in the hearts of millions. In this exclusive authorized biography, Phil’s two surviving sons, Josh and Jake Harris, team up with bestselling author Steve Springer and coauthor Blake Chavez to share the thrilling story of Phil’s remarkable life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kenno82 - LibraryThing
This was incredibly disappointing. The book is only a touch over 200 pages and sources the accounts of about 5-6 people to describe an entire man's life. Large slabs of the book are simply scenes ... Read full review
CAPTAIN PHIL HARRIS: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our DadUser Review - Kirkus
A candid narrative deconstructs the turbulent personal and professional life of the late Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris.Told by Harris' sons and written with the help of journalists Springer and ... Read full review
Contents Forewordfrom Josh and Jake ix Prologue 1 1 Saltwater in His Veins
Least Likely to Succeed
Drinkin Druggin Ridin
Beauty and the Pirate
Staggering to the Altar
Raising Hell Raising Kids
From the Bayou to the Bering
A Star Rises in the North
A Warning Shot
The Final Voyage
Back in the Bering Forever 21 33 43 51 71 83 97 111 131 147 167 185 199