What People Have Said About The Book
“This is a lively, eccentric, joyous, warm-hearted romp through the fascinating life story of an outstanding oarsman and coach.” — Daniel James Brown
“Peter Mallory’s memoir is unlike any other rowing book ever written. It is an homage to Kurt Vonnegut in its structure, with innumerable references to the Odyssey and a sense of humour that owes much to P.G. Wodehouse and the Three Stooges.” — Ron Irwin
“Much like the recent Daniel James Brown book, The Boys in the Boat and Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger’s Dreams Do Come True, Peter Mallory’s An Out-of-Boat Experience can rightfully take its place on the rarefied shelf of good rowing books.” — Brad Alan Lewis
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Mallory rowed at Kent School and the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a degree in art history. He is a many-time national champion coach and rower, and while he wasn’t in boats, he rescued Renaissance art treasures from the flood waters in Florence in 1966 and helped excavate Benjamin Franklin’s privy. Today he is a CPA, husband and father in Del Mar, California.
A DETAILED REVIEW
Everyone has their rowing life story; few of us can match this one. Peter Mallory writes a rowing memoir wreathed in history, deep knowledge and the sheer good fortune of having bumped into rowing and coaching legends.
As you read Peter’s recollections of rowing and the myriad ways it touches his life you will recall similar moments from your own rowing life story.
And yet, it’s wholly expected because the sport of rowing is so special in the way it builds a bond between adherents which is not forgotten despite years of inactivity. I’m not just talking fond memories, it’s the language, the places we’ve raced or wanted to race in, how a 7-man greets another 7-man, the sideways-glances from a single sculler to their principal opposition.
You know it and so do I.
Reading an “Out of the Boat Experience” is like a walk through a familiar path where there are newly planted flowers to brighten twists and turns which had been temporarily forgotten. Your mind will flood with your own memories, and will double your enjoyment from reading.