Three Ways To Capsize A Boat: An Optimist Afloat by Chris Stewart
If you're wondering what Chris Stewart did before he moved to El Valero, the Spanish farm immortalised in Driving Over Lemons, here's one of the answers. He took to the sea, landing a post as yacht skipper, sailing a Cornish Crabber around the greek islands. It was his dream job - but there was just one tiny problem. He hadn't ever sailed before and had not the foggiest how to start.
In a series of madcap and hilarious adventures, we follow Chris from a shaky start in Littlehampton harbour to his epic Odyssey to Spetses (a bucket would have been handy), and then on to the journey of a lifetime - battening down the hatches on a trip across the North Atlantic.
Three Ways to Capsize A Boat is travel writing at it's most enjoyable, crackling with Chris's zest for life, irresistable humour, and unerring lack of foresight. Dry land never looked more welcoming.