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Cork Boat
Cork Boat
Author: John Pollack
In the late 1990s John Pollack was working as a Washington speechwriter when, frustrated by the cynicism and hypocrisy on Capitol Hill, he quit his job to pursue a boyhood dream: to build a boat made entirely of wine corks and take it on an epic journey. — Cork Boat tells the story of Pollack’s improbable quest. Overcoming one obstac...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375422577
ISBN-10: 0375422579
Publication Date: 1/6/2004
Pages: 304
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an interesting concept to build a cork boat and good enough so it actually works. There is a lot of build up to the actual event. I though it interesting how he collected corks! The author does talk about his liberal leanings and his work for the Clinton administration but I just quickly leafed through that section. I thought his observations about the White House and Air Force One interesting. Overall it was a good little read about a unique idea. It is not my favorite book but certainly not my worst.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was really looking forward to reading this book. What a concept for a book, a guy with a life long desire to collect enough wine corks to build a boat. I overlooked the author's ultra liberal political comments and the self serving comments about all his sacrifices to assemble his cork boat. But even overlooking all this, this is a poorly written book, I was glad when I finished it.
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Helpful Score: 1
It is wonderful to see someone's obsession play out to a successful end. This book was an easy read, included honest impressions about the difficulties encountered, and introduced a wonderful cast of characters.
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