The Cure For Anything Is Salt Water: How I Threw My Life Overboard and Found Happiness at Sea

Paperback | June 10, 2008

byMary South

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At forty, Mary South had a beautiful home, good friends, and a successful career in book publishing. But she couldn't help feeling that she was missing something intangible but essential. So she decided to go looking for it . . . at sea. Six months later she had quit her job, sold the house, and was living aboard a forty-foot, thirty-ton steel trawler she rechristened Bossanova. Despite her total lack of experience, South set out on her maiden voyage—a fifteen-hundred-mile odyssey from Florida to Maine—with her one-man, two-dog crew. But what began as the fulfillment of an idle wish became a crash course in navigating the complicated byways of the self.

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At forty, Mary South had a beautiful home, good friends, and a successful career in book publishing. But she couldn't help feeling that she was missing something intangible but essential. So she decided to go looking for it . . . at sea. Six months later she had quit her job, sold the house, and was living aboard a forty-foot, thirty-t...

Mary South was a founding editor of Riverhead Books. In the course of her career, she edited an eclectic list of award-winning and bestselling books, includingThe South Beach Diet. When she is not aboard the Bossanova, South lives in New York City, where she is now senior editor ofYachtingmagazine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:June 10, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006074703X

ISBN - 13:9780060747039

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“Mary South had the guts to do what many of us would love to do—throw one life overboard and see what happens next. Her story is brave and inspiring.”