Nelson Simon & Amy Eddings

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Live via Zoom: 
Thursday, October 28, 7:30 PM ET 
Book Launch: Nelson Simon presents Soul of the Hurricane: The Perfect Storm and an Accidental Sailor 
In conversation with Amy Eddings 

Greenlight welcomes local writer and performer Nelson Simon to the (virtual) stage to share his new book, Soul of the Hurricane, the unlikely and harrowing true account of his experience sailing into Hurricane Grace, the southern end of the “Perfect Storm.” It was October 1991, and Simon didn’t want to sign up as a last-minute crew member to transport a Norwegian schooner from Brooklyn to Bermuda. But one thing led to another, and there he was. What did it matter that he had practically no sailing experience? The eight other crew members had plenty—they just needed an extra pair of hands. What could possibly go wrong? What began with an unexpected invitation and ended far from home in a dark, angry sea makes for an epic true story of grit and courage. Writer and journalist Amy Eddings joins Simon for a virtual conversation about storytelling and survival, along with an audience Q&A. 

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:30pm

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NY
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$27.99
ISBN: 9781641604086
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chicago Review Press - October 26th, 2021

Greenlight is delighted to partner with local author Nelson Simon to offer signed copies of his book Soul of the Hurricane available for preorder now!

If you would like a signed copy and/or special inscription or personalization, you MUST indicate your request in Order Comments at checkout (or your order may be filled with an unsigned copy). Signed books will be ready for pickup or shipping around 10/29. 


Nelson Simon didn’t want to sign up as a last-minute crew member to transport a Norwegian schooner from Brooklyn to Bermuda. But one thing led to another, and there he was. He told himself that it would be a sort of pleasure cruise: a week in the Gulf Stream with a gourmet chef on board, some down time on a tropical island, then a quick flight home.

The harrowing true story of an inexperienced crew member on a ship that sailed into the Perfect Storm.


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