By James S. Kunen
The humorous, insightful, and encouraging tale of a Sixties campus radical became company PR guy who reveals himself, together with his fellow child boomers, in a spot known as “Too younger to Retire and Too outdated to Hire”
James S. Kunen—author of The Strawberry assertion, an account of the 1968 pupil rebellion at Columbia University—chronicles his adventures at the street to discovering which means in paintings and existence. He strains his evolution from a rebellious early life who sees operating as one of those demise, to a laid-off company government who reviews no longer operating as a type of demise, to a reinvented and reinvigorated person who discovers anything very important and significant to do.
The adventure of falling sufferer to America’s recession-ravaged economic climate (and the folk who run it) leads him alongside a profession course a ways varied from whatever he had deliberate. After years of creating a residing, Kunen ultimately learns tips on how to make a existence. Diary of a firm guy can be a revelation not just to child boomers yet to children attempting to determine what to do with their lives.
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45-46). For a time, it looked as though he might reconstitute his previous family life, as Hettie, Victor, and little Garfield joined him and a crew of six men for a voyage from New York to Montevideo, Uruguay. Benjamin Aymar and Jessie stayed behind in Massachusetts, an early sign that Slocum舗s family life was diminishing. This would be Hettie舗s introduction to seafaring, and a more rigorous introduction would be hard to imagine. As Slocum lightheartedly recounts in Voyage of the Liberdade, within three days the Aquidneck encountered a hurricane with 90-mile-an-hour winds driving huge waves that destroyed the galley and almost drowned the hapless cook (Slocum, The Voyages of Joshua Slocum, pp.
Joshua Slocum, setting out alone at fifty-one years of age on a voyage many deemed impossible and most thought foolish, sought a new basis for constructing a self to withstand the onslaught of a new century. By 1895 steam had replaced sail, and Slocum could no longer practice the profession he had learned at sixteen and mastered by thirty-seven. By constructing his own reality, even at the expense of friends, family, and colleagues, he might find his true self. Like the author, readers must also search for Slocum舗s true self, for he does not reveal it readily.
1888Salvaging what he can from the uninsured wreck, Slocum constructs a 35-foot-long "canoe" modeled after a Cape Ann dory. C. C, Slocum sails the Liber dade to Boston. 1890Slocum writes and publishes Voyage of the Liberdade, an account of his honeymoon trip. 1892Slocum is given the creaky hull of an old oyster sloop, the Spray. An able shipwright, he restores the sailboat to its for mer glory. 1893He receives a commission to deliver the warship Destroyer to Brazil. Upon landing in Brazil, the ship is scuttled by the au thorities.