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Giving the Finger: Risking It All to Fish the World's Deadliest Sea By Scott Campbell Jr. Jim Ruland,

  • Title: Giving the Finger: Risking It All to Fish the World's Deadliest Sea
  • Author: Scott Campbell Jr. Jim Ruland
  • ISBN: 9780762791316
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Part documentary, part reality television, the story of the Deadliest Catch s Alaskan crab fishermen risking their lives in the Bering Sea to make a buck and feed their families has captivated the world Giving the Finger follows the life of the spirited young captain who has emerged as one of the most talked about figures on the show, Scott Campbell Jr who leads the crePart documentary, part reality television, the story of the Deadliest Catch s Alaskan crab fishermen risking their lives in the Bering Sea to make a buck and feed their families has captivated the world Giving the Finger follows the life of the spirited young captain who has emerged as one of the most talked about figures on the show, Scott Campbell Jr who leads the crew of the Seabrooke As this book a prequel to Junior s ascent to fame shows, the trials of crabbing are not limited to living at sea and working the most dangerous job on the planet, but carry over to family and friends, and are usually stormier than the Bering Junior began his life as a fisherman in the shadow of his father, Scott Campbell Sr and has struggled consistently to gain his own reputation as a captain Arguably, one of the best fishermen working the waters today, Campbell Jr has certainly done that, but not without sacrifice, of all sorts Campbell has divorced and re married the same woman three times, endured handicapping injuries and lost crew members to the icy waters of the north Giving the Finger gives a first person account of these losses and the everyday fight for life and love, and shows that by hard work and perseverance, even a kid from Walla Walla, Washington, can become a star.
    Giving the Finger Risking It All to Fish the World s Deadliest Sea Part documentary part reality television the story of the Deadliest Catch s Alaskan crab fishermen risking their lives in the Bering Sea to make a buck and feed their families has captivated the wor

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    1. I received a free copy of this book through First Reads FTC guidelines check I had heard of Scott Campbell from watching the amazing television show, The Deadliest Catch, and from those short glimpses of him, I was expecting a lot from this book He only mentions the television program very briefly towards the end of the narration, so if you re a huge fan of the show you probably don t know much of what s in here and you re in a for a huge treat.This book is a thrill ride of a life story Scott Ca [...]

    2. I received a free copy of this book via the first reads program Thank you I really liked the first four chapters, especially the description of all of his close calls how didn t he break any bones and life on the farm and the sea I had no idea that orchard farming was such hard work Even though I can t relate to de icing a boat, and I hope to God that I ll never see exposed bone at work, I did relate to his experiences Scott writes about the challenges of his life in a way that resonated with me [...]

    3. I received a free copy of this book via the first reads program and would like to thank everyone who made that possible.I spent all day tearing through this book and thoroughly enjoyed every second of it What an incredible, interesting and moving story I have been a fan of the show since it started and have always been amazed at all the stuff these guys put themselves through Overall I thought this was a really fun and well written read and a great story

    4. I received this book in a giveaway on Good Reads It was a quick read This book was very interesting and gave you a glimpse as how Junior became the person he is today You learn a lot about the rough spots he has encountered while being out at sea and the toll it takes on having a family I would recommend this book especially to fans of The Deadliest Catch It gives a in depth look at everything a captain on the Bering Sea has to go through to catch crab and keep his crew safe.

    5. Scott Campbell Jr better known as Junior to fans of Deadliest Catch, chronicles his career in the fishing industry in Giving the Finger Risking It All to Fish the World s Deadliest Sea It s an entertaining look at a dangerous industry, and offers background information on the history of fishing in the Bering Sea The style of writing is rather conversational, making it a quick read Fans of the show will enjoy it.

    6. This book is a wild adventure that never stops Very enjoyable, very well written Explore the world of arctic fishing without getting wet and cold.

    7. Interesting readI enjoyed this and found out many things about crab fishing which was good since we are huge fans if the show.

    8. An interesting quick read delving into Junior s life as he grew up, started fishing, and continued to fish He s a daredevil who gives it his all and doesn t lack for adventures but he s always willing to put in the effort I enjoyed that this book wasn t all about stroking Junior s ego You got that he was just an average dude doing one of the deadliest jobs and enjoying the heck out of it You don t have to have seen the show Deadliest Catch to enjoy this book it reads as a great memoir In fact, t [...]

    9. This is one of the Deadliest Catch boats The book itself followed very well and made for a quick read Scott Campbell came off as a bit arrogant but owned up to his mistakes The part that really bothers me is many of these guys seem to glorify the party drunk fisherman image Yeah some do, but many don t.

    10. Interesting re danger of the job and particularly length of seasons and impact on family life Vocabulary and structure is pretty basic.

    11. I love stories from Alaska, the fishing boats the details of the jobs on ship, the hardships the crew endure, the big bucks , the adventure good book and now i get the title after reading it

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