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First You Have to Row a Little Boat first hit shelves in the mid 1990s and has been inspiring readers ever since. Written by a grown man looking back on his childhood, it reflects on what learning to sail taught him about life: making choices, adapting to change, and becoming his own person. Available for the first time as an audiobook, it is filled with the spiritual wisdom and thought-provoking discoveries that marked such books as Walden, The Prophet, and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. For nearly twenty years, First You Have to Row a Little Boat has enchanted and endeared sailors, non-sailors, and, foremost, anyone who seeks large truths in small things. This audio edition will find a place in the hearts of a whole new generation.

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  • “I was charmed by its wisdom and passion.”

    Harold S. Kushner, New York Times bestselling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

  • “What a wonderful book it is! Pure joy.”

    Walter Cronkite

  • “Determinedly inspirational.”

    Publishers 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

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About the Author

Richard Bode worked at McGraw Hill and was editorial director and chief speechwriter at Burston-Marsteller. As a freelance writer, he contributed to Reader’s DigestGood HousekeepingSail, and Sports Illustrated. He was also the author of Blue Sloop at Dawn and wrote the award-winning essay “To Climb the Wind.” He died in 2003 of liver cancer.