Linda Greenlaw





Linda Greenlaw

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in Connecticut, The United States
January 01, 1962

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Linda Greenlaws three bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman -- THE HUNGRY OCEAN (1999), THE LOBSTER CHRONICLES (2002) and ALL FISHERMEN ARE LIARS (2004) -- have climbed as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. Time Magazine called her 2005 RECIPES FROM A VERY SMALL ISLAND, co-authored with her mother Martha Greenlaw, a "must-have cookbook".

Before becoming a writer, Linda Greenlaw was the captain of a sword boat, the career that earned her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's THE PERFECT STORM and a portrayal in the subsequent film. She has been featured onGood Morning America,Today,CBS Sunday...more


Average rating: 3.60 · 6,520 ratings · 808 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
The Hungry Ocean: A Swordbo...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 2,979 ratings — published 1999 — 22 editions
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The Lobster Chronicles: Lif...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 1,614 ratings — published 2002 — 22 editions
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All Fishermen Are Liars: Tr...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 499 ratings — published 2004 — 24 editions
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Slipknot
2.96 of 5 stars 2.96 avg rating — 441 ratings — published 2007 — 23 editions
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Seaworthy: A Swordboat Capt...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Lifesaving Lessons: Notes f...
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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Fisherman's Bend
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“The only thing worse than feeling that you are going to die is the realization that you probably won't.”
Linda Greenlaw, All Fishermen Are Liars: True Tales from the Dry Dock Bar

“...anyone who chooses to make fishing his occupation solely for the money is in the wrong business. If no thrill is experienced in catching fish, no satisfaction in going to sea and returning to shore, no pride in exclaiming "I am a fisherman," then a life on the water will be unfulfilling, perhaps even unbearable. Among the unhappy with whom I am acquainted, perhaps the most miserable people are those who fish out of necessity rather than out of a love of the sea and the seafaring life. I have always maintained that when I no longer feel a thrill, satisfaction, and pride from fishing, I will start a new career. (pp. 248-249)”
Linda Greenlaw, The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey



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