This book depicts the life of a young man as a merchant seaman. It recalls his turbulant life on the high sea's that included many fights, and seeing the murder of his best friend. Read the shocking aftermath of that murder.He tells of the many interesting countries that he visited, and what it was like interacting with the people. Larry also write about the many women that he met and his relationships with them.He talk about his involvement with drugs and gambling, and the wonderful times during mar-di-gras in Rio de Janeiro. The book also talk about how he and others survived the many devastating storms at sea. Why he could not return home when he was told about the death of his first young wife.