As Long as It's Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey [NOOK Book]

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In As Long as It’s Fun, the biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, Herb McCormick recounts their remarkable sailing career—from their early days in Southern California to their two circumnavigations to their current life in a quiet cove in New Zealand. Through interviews with their families, friends, and critics, McCormick delves deeply into the couple’s often-controversial opinions, sometimes-tenuous marriage, and amazing list of accomplishments. As Long as It’s Fun is as much a love story as it is a sea yarn, and, ...
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As Long as It's Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey

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Overview

In As Long as It’s Fun, the biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, Herb McCormick recounts their remarkable sailing career—from their early days in Southern California to their two circumnavigations to their current life in a quiet cove in New Zealand. Through interviews with their families, friends, and critics, McCormick delves deeply into the couple’s often-controversial opinions, sometimes-tenuous marriage, and amazing list of accomplishments. As Long as It’s Fun is as much a love story as it is a sea yarn, and, like all such stories, it’s not without complications . . . which makes it not only a sailing tale but also a human one.
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Editorial Reviews

Sports Illustrated - Tim Layden
Every story needs a storyteller. The fascinating tale of Lin and Larry Pardey stretches across nearly half a century and touches much of the earth and its oceans, shared lives pulsing with adventure, creativity and passion. Herb McCormick navigates the Pardeys’ sprawling journey like one of their own cutters skimming along the surface of a calm sea.
goodreads.com - Austin Scott Collins
Herb McCormick has done a remarkable job with this double biography. I went in with a normal healthy dose of skepticism, expecting it might turn out to be a typical “buddy bio,” where the author has a friendly agenda and sings the praises of his old pals, glossing over the defects in the wood. I was immediately impressed, however, when he did two things that I really respect in storytelling: first, he opened in medias res with a real collar-grabber.
TheBoatGalley.com - Carolyn Shearlock
The sub-title of this great book says it all: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey. It’s written by Herb McCormick, the former editor-in-chief of Cruising World and a long distance cruiser himself. I feel sort of connected both to the Pardeys – Lin and I have gotten to know each other over the last few years and she even provided a “cover quote” for The Boat Galley Cookbook.
Sports Illustrated - Tim Layden
Every story needs a storyteller. The fascinating tale of Lin and Larry Pardey stretches across nearly half a century and touches much of the earth and its oceans, shared lives pulsing with adventure, creativity and passion. Herb McCormick navigates the Pardeys’ sprawling journey like one of their own cutters skimming along the surface of a calm sea.
goodreads.com - Austin Scott Collins
Herb McCormick has done a remarkable job with this double biography. I went in with a normal healthy dose of skepticism, expecting it might turn out to be a typical “buddy bio,” where the author has a friendly agenda and sings the praises of his old pals, glossing over the defects in the wood. I was immediately impressed, however, when he did two things that I really respect in storytelling: first, he opened in medias res with a real collar-grabber.
TheBoatGalley.com - Carolyn Shearlock
The sub-title of this great book says it all: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey. It’s written by Herb McCormick, the former editor-in-chief of Cruising World and a long distance cruiser himself. I feel sort of connected both to the Pardeys – Lin and I have gotten to know each other over the last few years and she even provided a “cover quote” for The Boat Galley Cookbook.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148163039
  • Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 134,818
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Herb McCormick has written professionally about the sea and cruising sailors for forty years; he has sailed the globe from Polar icecap to Cape Horn, in every kind of boat and weather.
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