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Evening with Nathaniel Philbrick, Author of "Second Wind"

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Cape Cod Maritime Museum

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Hyannis, MA 02601

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Join author Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the National Book Award for In the Heart of the Sea, for a very special evening at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis as we celebrate the publication of a new edition of his delightful memoir, Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, an Island, and the Voyage That Brought a Family Together. This event is sponsored by Titcomb's Bookshop and the Cape Cod Maritime Museum.

Tickets include a talk and book signing by Mr. Philbrick, admission to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, light refreshments and a copy of the book.

About the book: This delightful memoir of midlife recounts Philbrick's attempt to recapture a national sailing championship he'd won when he was 22. In the spring of 1992, Nat Philbrick was in his late thirties, living with his family on Nantucket, feeling stranded and longing for that thrill of victory he once felt after winning a national sailing championship in his youth. With the bemused approval of his wife and children, Philbrick used the off-season on the island as his solitary training ground, sailing his tiny Sunfish to its remotest corners, experiencing the haunting beauty of its tidal creeks, inlets, and wave-battered sandbars. On ponds, bays, rivers, and finally at the championship on a lake in the heartland of America, he sailed through storms and memories, racing for the prize, but finding something unexpected about himself instead.

This book is truly a gem for the sailor and non-sailor alike! It is a heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny story of family and growing into middle age - and filled with a love and deep knowledge of sailing, too.

About the author:

Nathaniel Philbrick was Brown University’s first Intercollegiate All-American sailor in 1978, the same year he won the Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, RI. After working as an editor at Sailing World magazine, he wrote and edited several books about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor, Second Wind, and Yaahting: A Parody.

In 1986, Philbrick moved to Nantucket with his wife Melissa and their two children. He was the founding director of Nantucket’s Egan Maritime Institute and is still a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association.

In 2000, Philbrick published the New York Times bestseller, In the Heart of the Sea, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction. His other books include Sea of Glory, Mayflower, Bunker Hill, The Last Stand, Why Read Moby Dick?, Valiant Ambition, Ben's Revolution, Away Off Shore and more. He has been honored with numerous awards for his writing. He and his wife Melissa still live on Nantucket.


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