- Taschenbuch: 224 Seiten
- Verlag: Grand Central Publishing; Auflage: Reprint (1. Juni 1995)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0446670030
- ISBN-13: 978-0446670036
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,3 x 1,3 x 20,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 10 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 231.076 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life & Living: Reflections on Life and Living (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Juni 1995
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"Bode uses his great love of sailing as a metaphor for the tides of life... Determinedly inspirational, this book will appeal to admirers of Robert Fulghum." --Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"Bode is adept at pulling messages out of ordinary experiences. The images he creates are simple and clear, and so are the lessons he derives from them." --Kirkus Reviews
"If you feel lost on this great sea of life, this book is a compass. Its powerful words will carry you like a gentle breeze toward companionship, toward love, toward the deepest self you are called to be. It will ultimately lead you home." --Regina Brett, author of God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours
"This is a wonderful book, warm and thoughtful and beautifully written. It has a great deal of practical wisdom to offer us all in our complicated lives, but beyond that it is a work of sheer grace. No one who reads it will ever forget it." --Reeve Lindbergh, author of Forward from Here
"What a wonderful book it is! Pure Joy." --Walter Cronkite
"Even without knowing a lot about sailing, I was charming by its wisdom and passion." --Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"Such an imaginative way to compare our sport of sailing to life. I really enjoyed how Richard shares his experience of sailing and how subconsciously it was preparing him for growth. Keeping life simple and appreciating the little things rather than getting caught up in the race or the idea of the adventure is an aspect of life that is easily forgotten these days." --Anna Tunnicliffe, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in sailing
"Richard Bode's writing is effortlessly sublime, like ghosting along on a smooth sea on a sunny day towards a destination even more rewarding than one had imagined. First You Have to Row a Little Boat reveals the most powerful but rarely discussed lures of messing about in boats. In Bode's fine memoir, sailors and landlubbers alike discover how sailing can transcend sport to shape our lifestyles and philosophies, and how the exploratory machines people use to venture upon the sea are not just playthings but powerful tools with which we plumb the depths of ourselves." -Steven Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea
"Richard Bode uses his lifetime knowledge of sailing to steer his personal ship to a new port through a stormy time of life. Literally a voyage of discovery, he takes his silent desperation to the sea for solace. A must read for men stalled in "irons" and for the women who love them." --Joan Anderson, author of A Year by the Sea
"A simple title leads to an inspirational story. All of us can live better lives thanks to Rick Bode's narrative." --Gary Jobson, America's Cup winner and ESPN sailing commentator
"Leaving you inspired to follow a path of which you decide to take in life. Rick Bode allows the reader to ponder with his view, 'So the only matter of consequence before me is what I will do with my allotted time.' The question for the reader then becomes do I stay onshore or embark on a journey into the unknown sea of life?" --Zach Railey, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist in sailing
When he was a boy, Richard Bode was taken under the wing of a sailor. He then learned to achieve mastery over the elements himself, and in turn over himself. He passes on these memories of his sailing youth, and how its simple lessons served him well in life, in this book.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Richard Bode has given us a beautiful book to savor and ponder. I read this straight through in one day-a rare event for me, since I always read several very different books at a time. FIRST YOU HAVE TO ROW A LITTLE BOAT had me totally engaged and I kept marking paragraphs and writing WOW in the margins. On page 145 he says, "If every man and woman were to take the meaning of their life and pursue it passionately, they would alter the social landscape overnight. In fact, that's how lasting revolutions are made-not by the raised arm of the masses, not by the military seizure of power, not by the political coup d'état, but by individuals asserting who they are one at a time." WOW.
His use of sailing as metaphor worked beautifully for me, even though I don't sail. His comments (page 32) about listening to the wind instead of holding tightly to dogma and rigidity were eloquent bordering on poetry. Very inspiring.
Fazit: unbedingt lesenswert! Und aus o.g. Gründen und nicht zuletzt, weil die deutsche Übersetzung gut gelungen ist, ein schönes und persönliches Geschenk.
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Richard Bode is one of the main sailing authors I know. Far from being the adventurous sailor on ocean regattas Bode is one of the few authors I would always carry with me as a... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 16 Monaten von Martina G. veröffentlicht
es ist eines meiner lieblingsbücher. es geht um die metapher segeln auf dem weiten meer und verhalten und entscheiden im leben. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 4. September 2012 von boka
I thought that the book was a nice little analogy comparing the lesons of sailing with life. Although not a sailor, I found the author's experiences with sailing similar to my own... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 26. August 1999 veröffentlicht
The finest quote in the book says it all really... "For the truth is that I already know as much about my fate as I need to know. The day will come when I will die. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 18. März 1999 veröffentlicht
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