Steven Callahan - Adrift
An amazing story of triumph over adversity that should be on any sailor's list. I first read it as a teenager and have hit it up a couple times since. This book has had a huge impact on both my practical outlook as a sailor and my character as a person. A truly profound work.
A talented artist and inventor in his own right, the author illustrated the book and has gone on to have a successful career as a multihull designer
, go figure! Also designer
of the FRIB, a really smart idea for a dinghy
intended to also function as a life raft, with the ability to make way for self rescue