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May 4, 2009

Congratulations!!

Time for a toast!

I am so excited! My husband's book is finally out! We received a box from the publisher, full of beautiful copies of The Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World. I couldn't be more proud of Rod. And what a great birthday present for him. Happy birthday, Sweetie. I love you!




From the back cover:

The Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World is a remarkable commentary with precision clarification of Slocum's voyage in his wooden Spray. Reading the side bars brings out a brighter picture and adds greater meaning to each page. Nothing is hidden in the print, in fact, just scanning the side bars doubles the impact of this historic circumnavigation in 1895.

The Joshua Slocum Society puts this edition of Sailing Alone Around the World at the top of their recommended reading list for this sailing season, a must for the cruising group or those at home with feet up in front of the open hearth.

- Ted Jones, The Joshua Slocum Society

I was privileged to be re-introduced to the wonder of Slocum's accomplishments when I read Rod Scher's brilliant annotated version of Sailing Alone Around the World. Rod Scher has transformed the material with information about oceanography, geography, sailing explanations, and history so that a reader is transported back to that era. He provides an authentic venue of understanding exactly what it meant to sail around the world in the late 1800s. Scher has done a remarkable job and has made Slocum's story accessible to a larger audience. This is a tale of adventure, humor and pathos that has been given life once more by Scher's deft handling of the material.

- Patricia Wood, author of Lottery

Rod Scher brings Slocum's fantastic journey of 100 years ago right into today. His critical and insightful annotations not only illuminate, but provide the reader with a lens into the character of the times of this amazing mariner.

- E. Michael Jackson, Teacher CruiseMasters Boating Instruction


38 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Rod! That's quite an accomplishment! :)

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  2. Woohoo! Congrats, Rod!

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  3. Congrats Rod! That's awesome!

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  4. Congrats to Rod!

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  5. Wonderful, wonderful...congratulatons, Rod! No small accomplishment!

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  6. Woot
    Congrats Rod.

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  7. Is that a mojito or a mai tai?
    Boowah bro.
    Dr. Bert

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  8. Woo Hoo!!! Congrats to Rod !!!

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  9. Congrats! I loved it! My husband is now really enjoying it as well- great job!

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  10. Anonymous12:16 PM

    YAY!!! You go, Rod. I hope this book catches on with all sailing afficiando's and those who want to be.

    Congrats;
    Gayla

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  11. Wow! Congratulations are, indeed, in order!

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  12. How exciting! It sounds like a fun read! Congratulations to Rod!

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  13. Love that bright red cover! Congratulations, Rod!!!

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  14. I thought of Rod this morning on his birthday. You tell him I've still got him beat! Wonderful news about the book, though I'm confused. I thought it was out a while ago when you wrote about it??

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  15. Rod--
    Even though I don't know you, I can certainly appreciate your accomplishment. Many congratulations and best wishes.
    judi hendricks

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  16. Congratulations, what an accomplishment!!!

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  17. Wow, and to think that you get to sleep next to a real, live, published author! I'm so impressed, and I'm so happy for the both of you.

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  18. Congrats Rod and Happy Birthday!! What a fantastic accomplishment!

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  19. Congratulations to your lovely husband! And to think, we knew him when!!

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  20. Congratulations to you and your hubby!

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  21. Wat to go Rod & Leslie, I can't even imagine what it would be like to write anything coherent beyond a few sentences! Just call me the picture girl! BR-T

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  22. Hurrah for Rob!! That is fantastic!! Congratulations to you both, I can think of no one more deserving. I can't wait to get my copy :)

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  23. That's great to hear! Congrats!

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  24. WOW!!!! Congrats!!

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  25. Congratulations on this accomplishment, Rod. Les~you must be so proud and happy!

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  26. What an AMAZING accomplishment! I saw your e-mail and meant to reply, but I got snowed under with end-of-semester grading. I'm so happy for you both!!!

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  27. Thank you all for the wonderful comments! It was great to hear from so many good friends and relatives. I'll keep all of the locals up-to-date on a potential book signing at my store. Just need to iron out the details of getting the book in stock!

    Dr. Bert - It's one of my Adirondack Margaritas. I think I've served them to you and Sarah, but maybe not. They're quite addictive!

    Pat - So happy to hear that your hubby is enjoying the book. I read the first chapter last night. Yep. I waited until the final copy was published before reading. So much for a beta-reader!

    Nan - My earlier post was about the upcoming publication. However, there were a few delays, but now it's finally out for anyone to purchase.

    Bellezza - Not only do I get to sleep next to a real, live, published author, I also get to cook & clean for him. ;)

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  28. And to think I rub 'web' shoulders with the wife of a real, live, published author.

    So thrilled for you. Pass on my congratulations to Rob and a belated birthday wish.

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  29. Egads! I thought I should have checked on Rod's name, but then I didn't. So all those wishes of that earlier comment are really meant for Rod.

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  30. Congrats Rod! What a wonderful accomplishment! My brother is into Sailing, so this may be a good gift for him.

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  31. Very cool! Congratulations!!!

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  32. Congratulations!

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  33. Wow, there are so many comments here about The Book that I figured I'd chime in, too! Thank you all so much for your congratulations and good wishes. I do hope you all get to read it and that you enjoy it!

    And don't worry, Booklogged; I'm sure that Rob is very happy and excited also! :)

    Best to all.

    - Rod

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  34. Wow, that is so wonderful! So, I think you should go around and rearrange the displays at B&N and have this book displayed everywhere :)

    Congrats to your hubby!

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  35. Happy Mother's Day, Les!

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  36. Hey, great reviews! Congrats!!!

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