The Man Overboard is a vivid account of one man’s tumultuous 25 year round-the-world odyssey, shrouded in the haze of drugs and a sea of alcohol, punctuated by indulgence, abuse, fear, illicit sex, violence, and frequent jail time.
Clean and sober for four years, and retired from the shipping industry since 2005, Hagar has dedicated his life to helping others find the path to recovery through public speaking, and leading group sessions in colleges, churches, high schools, prisons, hospital recovery centers and other settings.
About The Man Overboard
Drawn in by the compelling tales and sometimes exotic settings, readers will be shocked at this glimpse into the little-exposed epidemic of addiction at sea, and will come away amazed there aren’t more shipping disasters like the Exxon Valdez. But it’s the drama when Hagar returns home and his struggle through recovery that makes the book real and relatable. A broken relationship, nearly losing custody of his son, and alienation from his family and friends are just some of the costs Hagar pays and portrays faithfully in his 590 page memoir The Man Overboard.
The Man Overboard; Darryl Hagar; Trade Paperback; 590 pages; 6” x 9”; Publication Date: March 24th 2009
About Author Darryl Hagar
Darryl Hagar is passionate about his recovery and committed to helping others find the strength and support needed to reclaim their lives from the insidious affects of addiction. As a motivational speaker, Darryl has addressed hundreds of groups and shared his message of empowerment and responsibility. Today, Darryl adds the title of author to his resume with the release of his memoir, The Man Overboard “How a Merchant Marine Officer Survived the Raging Storm of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction”.
A graduate of
Promoted to Second Mate in 1990 Hagar attained his professional goal of becoming the ship’s navigator. The navigator’s primary role is laying out the voyage, maintaining charts, radar and other electronics and includes the responsibility of ship’s radio operator. Moving on to Alaska Tanker Company in 1999, Hagar earned Chief Mate status. He retired from the industry in 2005.
Darryl Hagar is a native Mainer and a graduate of
Watch a video from one of Darryl's speaking event - http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/01/man-overboard-by-darryl-hagar.html
Watch an interview with Darryl Hagar - http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/03/darryl-hagar-interviewed-on-wcsh6-in.html
The Man Overboard Tour Schedule with Darryl Hagar
March 16 - Alcoholic Outsider Artist http://alcoholicoutsiderartist.blogspot.com/2009/03/man-overboard.html - Guest Post
March 18 -- Recovering Me Discovering Joy http://recoveringme.com/in/2009/03/the-man-overboard-by-darryl-hagar/ – Excerpt
March 20 – The
March 23 -- Books and Authors http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/03/when-adventure-turns-into-addiction.html Introducing Author Darryl Haggar
March 24 -- Books and Authors http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/03/today-i-want-to-share-with-you-video.html About The Man Overboard
March 28 -- Xanga.com http://www.xanga.com/cce613/weblog/
March 30 – New Great Books http://newgreatbooks.blogspot.com. – Excerpt
April 1 -- Before I Was Published http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2009/03/darryl-hagar-before-he-was-published.html
April 3 – Books and Authors http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/04/man-overboard-resurfacing.html - Interview
April 4 -- Books and Authors http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/04/man-overboard-by-darryl-hagar-review.html – Review
April 6 – The Book Connection http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2009/04/darryl-hagar-and-man-overboard.html/
April 8 - Writers In the Sky http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/2009/04/recovered-addict-shares-his-book-to.html - Interview
April 10 – Philip Harris All Things that Matter http://philipharris.blogspot.com/2009/04/man-overboard.html
April 13 – Bloggin Bout Books http://blogginboutbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/mechant-marines-tale-not-pretty-but.html/ -- Interview and Review
April 15 – Love To Know Recovery http://addiction.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Man_Overboard:_One_Man%27s_Struggle_with_Addiction - Interview
April 21 – Promo 101 - Create and Promote Call in number: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh/2009/04/21/Nikki-Leigh-Talks-With-Darryl-Hagar Call in number (347) 215-8201 ()
April 22 -- Heal Yourself Talk Radio http://www.healyourselftalk.com Call in Number: 347-205-9641 – Show airs
May 2 -- The Adirondack Book House http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TheAdirondackBookhouse Saturday, May 2, at eastern time. Call in 1-646-716-8094.
May 4 -- Recovery Now http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dawicker104 Talking about steps 2 and 3 of the Twelve Steps (Part 1)
May 11 -- Recovery Now http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dawicker104 Talking about steps 2 and 3 of the Twelve Steps (Part 2)
If you would be interested in interviewing Darryl and/or participating in his tour, feel free to contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org.