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.
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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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wanderer based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Interesting autobiography of a Hollywood actor who quit stardom and sailed to Tahiti with his four young children against a court ruling that he couldn't take them out of the U.S.A. An account of his life from childhood,working on ships,in W.W.ll and as a Hollywood actor. He finally ended up as a writer and turned out some good books.
I read this while on a ten day sailing trip. Great read, relaxing pace.
If you wnt to continue your hum drum life, do not read this book!
If the Gertrude Tiebeux and The BlueNose mean anything to you and you want to read a couple of great books of social and political consequence, that tell the story of the soul of a sailer, in the body of an actor. Wanderer an autobiography of Hayden and Yoyage a fictional novel based on his sin. Simon Harware, a tragic hero,of the magnitude of Kurtz. S. H. My God ladd I never thought of that,' he said to my inquiry.