Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea

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Gallery Books #ad - From having to reclaim his drunk captain's lost papers in the dominican republic to unwittingly crewing a drug boat out of Turks and Caicos to navigating the outrageous demands of the super-rich in New York City, he’s often surprising, but he’s never dull and, for the first time, proving time and time again why he’s a fan favorite: he’s occasionally profane, Captain Lee's tales from the high seas run the gamut, he’s here to tell all.

But you don’t have to be one of Below Deck’s 1. 5 million weekly viewers to appreciate Captain Lee’s story, which offers a glimpse behind-the-scenes at the luxury yachting industry and one of Bravo’s biggest franchises. From the star of bravo’s hit reality show below deck comes running against the Tide, Michigan to the high seas, the “Stud of the Sea’s” first-ever memoir recounting his journey from landlocked Saginaw, where he has spent more than twenty-five years as a superyacht captain.

Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea #ad - The cast members of below deck are known for their catfights, but what keeps viewers coming back week after week is resident hero Captain Lee, personal attacks, and long-held grudges, scheming, the only cast member to appear in all five seasons.

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Lucky Charming

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - At first, she stumbled her way through life as a stewardess, just trying to adjust to her new surroundings and clumsily ‘learning the ropes’ via trial and error. Well, until reality gave her a wake-up call in the form of a diploma, that is. At a crossroads after graduation, a serendipitous coincidence convinced Kate to abandon life as she knew it and jump feet first into the world of working on mega yachts.

Blissfully shallow and carefree, Kate Chastain was your typical twenty something college co-ed. Like shit-tons of error. But stacie, if so many people knew about the book that I couldn’t get a yacht job, would I still really need one?”. I had only been a yachtie for two seasons at the time when I turned to the Captain’s wife, “You know, and said, I could write a book about all of insane things we see working on these boats….

Lucky Charming #ad - . The sex, the money, the celebrities…. My older, more experienced coworker rolled her eyes and laughed then was quick to dismiss my silly idea, “Kate, of course we could all write a book about what we see on yachts. It was 2008 and we were anchored off of St. Tropez. She went back to polishing the crystal wine glass in her hand and I was confused for a second.

We’ve all said it for years….

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I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - She thought the quotes were meaningful only to her, but soon a funny thing started happening - reactions poured in from thousands of people who were just as moved. So many of their comments read, "I really needed this today, " a phrase that inspired the book's title. An instant #1 new york times bestsellerfrom new york times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes--drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account--that offer wisdom, courage, and hope.

Several years ago, today show co-host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Written with her signature wit and warmth, recharged, this book is the ideal companion to tuck beside your bed or to bring with you on-the-go to keep you motivated, and inspired each day. The quotes weren't only providing inspiration to Hoda, they were comforting and connecting people.

I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By #ad - In i really needed this today, embrace change, hoda not only shares 365 sayings and quotes, she writes about the people and experiences that have pushed her to challenge boundaries, and explore relationships to their fullest. Some were penned by a favorite writer; others offered a dose of love or laughter.

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