Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the by Matt Lewis

By Matt Lewis

"A sinister model of the ideal hurricane . . . Thrilling." —Sunday occasions (UK)
For readers of The ideal Storm, Between a Rock and a difficult Place, and Into the Wild
There's not anything that armchair experience fans take pleasure in greater than a gripping actual tale of catastrophe and heroism, and Last guy Off promises all that opposed to a wide ranging backdrop of icebergs and killer whales. On June 6, 1998, twenty-three-year-old Matt Lewis had simply began his dream activity as a systematic observer aboard a deep-sea fishing boat within the waters off Antarctica. because the group haul within the line for the day, a hurricane starts off to brew. whilst the captain vanishes and they're compelled to desert send, Lewis leads the break out onto 3 lifestyles rafts, the place the conflict for survival begins.
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Ideal for a long night of smiling and nodding and being a good sport at the annual press, showbiz, and politics bunfight that is the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. I was there in my capacity as vulgar lounge entertainer. Megan, my date, was there because she loves me and was proving it again. I had been asked to be the guest speaker by the chair of the entertainment committee. I wasn’t their first choice, but after Steve Carell and Ellen DeGeneres turned the gig down I think I became a little more appealing.

And Mrs. Cheney and being introduced. I felt a little awkward; I’m always a bit shy around evil people, so Megan took the lead. She has a knack for dealing with difficult men and is very knowledgeable about fine art, having worked for a time as an art dealer in New York. She and Mrs. C struck up a conversation about Picasso—the Cheneys were the proud owners of a few of his sketches. ” asked Megan. “Oh, we don’t,” replied Mrs. C. “They’re nudes, and we have grandchildren. ” “But they’re Picassos,” protested Megan.

Sweet revenge. The family now numbered six in total, and although financially it must have been a struggle for my parents, the kids were never really aware of it. I knew we couldn’t afford a lot of luxuries, but neither could anyone else around us. It wasn’t as if we lived in Beverly Hills. In fact, when we got our hallway carpeted—a scary vomity-colored tweedish patterned thing supplied by a friend of my father who worked in the shipyards and got a cutting from a luxury liner—neighbors came from far and wide to gaze at its amazing splendor.

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