Love With A Chance of Drowning

Love With A Chance of Drowning

A Memoir

Book - 2013
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New love. Exotic destinations.
A once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
What could go wrong?

City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying.

Somewhere mid-Pacific, she finds herself battling to keep the old boat, the new relationship, and her floundering sanity afloat. . . .

This sometimes hilarious, often harrowing, and always poignant memoir is set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations. Equal parts love story and travel memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning is witty, charming, and proof positive that there are some risks worth taking.

Baker & Taylor
Recounts how the author fell in love with a man she met at a bar and how she decided to set aside her fear of deep water and sail with him across the world.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401341954
Characteristics: 337 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm


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Jan 14, 2019

Started reading this at 11pm and am finally putting it down at 3am. Loved this book, the author has a great way of telling her story of her journey across the world.

ArapahoeKati Sep 04, 2018

I can’t imagine giving up modern life to sail the Pacific but I sure loved reading about it! A great memoir about love, fear and travel.

Dec 05, 2017

Seriously a great read. From start to finish. Who stays together after meeting at a bar? These kids did. And the tremendous amount of fear the girl had is something I can so relate to. They got themselves into a messy pile of predicaments but managed to bumble their way through them. A poignant nonfiction read on courage, overcoming obstacles, love and ridiculous levels of tenacity.

Aug 06, 2017

Absolutely loved this author's style of writing. She's witty and funny and a very down to earth young woman who writes her story in a way that I found it hard to put the book down. She holds your interest and I look very forward to her next publication.

Jul 21, 2016

An enjoyable read. Its very hard to find a non fiction book that isn't a sad story. This book was light hearted and easy to read.

robertafsmith Jun 28, 2016

Roberta's Pick: If you have ever made a decision based entirely on the good-looking persuasiveness of a new lover, then this book is for you. It seems like a particularly female trait, where are the men who take up art classes, pilates, book groups, just because we love them? Torre sails the Pacific with Ivan. She is terrified of water. It is terrific romp, and it is true. Staff Pickles

Jun 04, 2016

Really enjoyed this book. The author who was terrified of the ocean, sails across the Pacific with her new boyfriend. It is a very interesting and funny book as she describes their journey, the emotions, their mishaps and struggles. Despite her fears, she ended up becoming quite a sailor.

Mar 01, 2016

What an adventure! This is a fun read about a young woman and her boyfriend sailing from the States to Australia. She is terrified of just about everything, including sharks, orcas, the water itself, and he's calm to the point of being almost careless. Between the two of them they do it, but the actions along the way are a lot of fun to read about.

YPRLReadingLiteracy Feb 04, 2014

Memoir is one of those great genre's that, more often than not, make us examine our own lives rather than the life of the writer.
Without exception, DeRoche's memoir is an eye-opening, funny, and beautiful look at love and the way it challenges us (even if that means sailing a boat in the Pacific ocean!)

ChristchurchLib May 21, 2013

May 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter

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