My Watery Self : Memoirs of a Marine Scientist, Paperback / softback Book

My Watery Self : Memoirs of a Marine Scientist Paperback / softback

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In My Watery Self: An Aquatic Memoir, author/scientist Stephen Spotte traces a fascinating trail through a life that began in West Virgina coal camps, drifted through reckless bohemian times of countercultural indulgence in Beach Haven, New Jersey, and led to a career as a highly-respected marine biologist.

Together, these stories form a view not just of one man's life, but that of a generation that often refused to take a direct path to the workplace, insisting instead on a winding unveiling of true self-realization, to achieve previously-unimagined outcomes.

For Spotte, the key was water: His years of beach living led to a self-initiated study of literature and the sea.

He eventually returned to college and received his training as a marine biologist, and discovered, through his singular voice, a wet and occasionally very weird perspective on the world.

His writing is engrossing throughout, the stories he shares--such as his stint as curator of the New York Aquarium at Coney Island at the tail end of the hippie era--are compelling and thoroughly enjoyable as he elevates the people and situations he encounters to mythical levels, blending empirical observation with literary prose.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rooms Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9781941110164

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