Wanderer by Sterling HaydenWanderer by Sterling Hayden


bySterling Hayden

Paperback | January 25, 1998

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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.
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, c...
Title:WandererFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 25, 1998Publisher:Sheridan HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1574090488

ISBN - 13:9781574090482

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1977 EditionBook I: Man at BayBook II: Outward BoundBook III: Exile from OblivionBook IV: Ironed WandererBook V: Abysmal VoyageBook VI: Cold Star Blazing

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