In recounting these adventures, Pollack skillfully meanders through fascinating arcana, from the cork wars to the history of rubber bands (some 15,000 of which help hold his boat together). He also offers an insider's look at the White House, where he was a presidential speechwriter and enlisted navy stewards to save corks for the boat.
Written with unusual grace and disarming humor, Cork Boat is a buoyant tale of whimsy, adventure, and the power of imagination.
"Pollack's absurd quest seems not merely charming but heroic." (The New Yorker)
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By Jackie on 07-06-04
I found this selection interesting, but a little slow, and repetative at times. I'm a fan of true stories, and this is a great one, but I expected somthing different. Overall, I enjoyed it, and would choose it again.
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By holly packer on 18-12-06
The story had some merit. Wheter the work was tedious or it was just the unenthusiastic reader who made this longer than it should have been is not clear. Mr. Pollack had a great prmise but became boggged down with details about his life that were of no concern to me and in fact a bit pompous. Listener beware.
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