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4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read, 8 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman's Search For Happiness And Meaning Alone On The Pacific (Paperback)
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I ordered this book on a whim - I do not normally read non fiction / autobiographies or anything to 'real' as I like to read for escapism.

I was gripped by the book - read it in one sitting (albeit a long one) I just could not imagine how hard it must have been to row the pacific on your own!

My only disappointment (and reason for dropping one star) was that it missed all the basic information about HOW Roz became fit enough to take the challenge on, what preparation was involved, what emotional preparation was required, detailed information about the boat and details about how she kept going day after day after day......I wanted more background, more detail, more depth.

The book did allude to the fact that there is another book which covers the row across the atlantic, so I will order that one and read it, but none the less, I was intrigued by the book and found myself thinking constantly about how a person can motivate themselves to doing something so amazing, so hard and so dangerous.

An awesome achievement covered in a good book that left me wondering what worthwhile or amazing things I have done in life!
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