Format: Print Length
Publisher: Anchor; 1 edition (January 6, 2004)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.4 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
165,321 corks1 boatMost humans have youth desires; few ever pursue them. on the age of 34, John Pollack surrender a prestigious speechwriting task on Capitol Hill to pursue an idea he had harbored because the age of six: to construct a ship out of wine corks and take it on an epic journey.In Cork Boat, Pollack tells the fascinating and uplifting tale of this not likely event. Overcoming one problem after one other, he convinces skeptical bartenders to save lots of corks, corrals a super yet disorganized associate, and cajoles greater than 100 volunteers to aid construct the boat, many until eventually their arms bleed. employed as a speechwriter for President Clinton halfway via development, Pollack quickly has the White condo saving corks, too. finally, he and his staff set sail down the Douro River in Portugal, the place the boat turns into a countrywide sensation. Written with strange grace and disarming humor, Cork Boat is a buoyant story of camaraderie, choice, and the ability of imagination.From the alternate Paperback version.