Wanderer

by Sterling Hayden

Sheridan House | January 25, 1998 | Trade Paperback

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Since its publication in 1963, Sterling Hayden''s autobiography, Wanderer, has been surrounded by controversy. The author was at the peak of his earning power as a movie star when he suddenly quit. He walked out on Hollywood, walked out of a shattered marriage, defied the courts, broke as an outlaw, set sail with his four children in the schooner Wanderer--bound for the South Seas. His attempt to escape launched his autobiography. It is the candid, sometimes painfully revealing confession of a man who scrutinized his every self-defeat and self-betrayal in the unblinking light of conscience.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in

Published: January 25, 1998

Publisher: Sheridan House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1574090488

ISBN - 13: 9781574090482

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Wanderer

by Sterling Hayden

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in

Published: January 25, 1998

Publisher: Sheridan House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1574090488

ISBN - 13: 9781574090482

About the Book

Since its publication in 1963, Sterling Hayden's autobiography, Wanderer, has been surrounded by controversy. The author was at the peak of his earning power as a movie star when he suddenly quit. He walked out on Hollywood, walked out of a shattered marriage, defied the courts, broke as an outlaw, set sail with his four children in the schooner Wanderer-bound for the South Seas. His attempt to escape launched his autobiography. It is the candid, sometimes painfully revealing confession of a man who scrutinized his every self-defeat and self-betrayal in the unblinking light of conscience.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1977 Edition Book I: Man at Bay Book II: Outward Bound Book III: Exile from Oblivion Book IV: Ironed Wanderer Book V: Abysmal Voyage Book VI: Cold Star Blazing

From the Publisher

Since its publication in 1963, Sterling Hayden''s autobiography, Wanderer, has been surrounded by controversy. The author was at the peak of his earning power as a movie star when he suddenly quit. He walked out on Hollywood, walked out of a shattered marriage, defied the courts, broke as an outlaw, set sail with his four children in the schooner Wanderer--bound for the South Seas. His attempt to escape launched his autobiography. It is the candid, sometimes painfully revealing confession of a man who scrutinized his every self-defeat and self-betrayal in the unblinking light of conscience.

About the Author

Sterling Hayden (1916-1986) is most widely known for his acting (Asphalt Jungle, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and The Godfather). However, throughout his life he punctuated his acting stints with bouts of adventuring, or wandering. He started out as a humble dory fisherman in the Grand Banks, captained a two-masted brig from Boston to Tahiti, and sailed around the world twice, all before he appeared on film. After his first Hollywood period, he enlisted in the marines under a pseudonym, eventually working as an undercover agent for the OSS. He split his later years between a canal boat in Paris and an apartment in Sausalito where he wrote much of his novel, Voyage.

From Our Editors

Imagine packing up your family and everything you own, buying a schooner and setting sail for whatever adventures come your way. For some, the idea sounds maniacal, but for former Hollywood celebrity Sterling Hayden, it was a dream come true. In his 1963 autobiography, Wanderer, Hayden shares his seabound experiences with readers and provides an honest account of his bold move from the conventional world.

Editorial Reviews

Hayden''s wonderful autobiography Wanderer ...should be in every main salon aboard every boat. Hayden''s life can''t be emulated, but it is instructive