Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea

Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea

From the star of Bravo?s hit reality show Below Deck, comes Running Against the Tide, the ?Stud of the Sea?s? first-ever memoir recounting his journey from landlocked Saginaw, Michigan to the high seas, where he has spent more than twenty-five years as a superyacht captain. The cast members of Below Deck are known for their catfights, scheming, personal attacks, and long-he From the star of Bravo?s hit reality show Below Deck, comes Running Against the Tide, the ?Stud of the Se...

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Title:Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea
Author:Captain Lee
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea Reviews

  • David
    Nov 28, 2018
    A quick, fun read with interesting stories of Captain Lee's life. Yet, the book was also somewhat disappointing. Captain mentioned he had 5 children in the beginning, but it would have been nice to learn how his career affected his family. It would have also been nice to learn how Capt...
  • Lorena
    Dec 01, 2018
    Fun, interesting read especially if you watch the Bravo show Below Deck. I just wish he?d gone more into getting on the show and that first season. Here?s hoping to another book ?Running with the Crazy Yachties?! Lol ...
  • Shannon CJ
    Jan 15, 2019
    Integrity on the high seas Captain Lee has more character and integrity in his pinky finger than most people I?ve met. This book should be mandatory reading for those who feel entitled to anything good in this life. Hard work and integrity are the keys to living your dream, at lea...
  • Lauren
    Nov 27, 2018
    Captain Lee From being a huge fan of Below Deck, I was super excited to read this book from Captain Lee (who I live on the show). He did not disappoint at all. This was a fast read and well written I liked learning about his experiences before being in the show and how he got there....
  • Snem
    Mar 27, 2019
    I love how I can hear Captain Lee?s voice in this through and through. Very entertaining sea stories and I enjoyed learning a little more about a dude I like watching on TV. He?s awesome and I wouldn?t mind hanging out with him, Kate and Josiah. He seems fun! Let?s be real h...
  • Katherine
    Dec 01, 2018
    Below Deck is my guilty pleasure. Captain Lee only covers the show in one small chapter but his life is so interesting it didn't matter. Plus it was a really quick read, when I had time to read. :-) ...
  • Randal White
    Apr 16, 2019
    I love watching Below Deck! I enjoy the cast and crew, from the Third Stew's to the Captain's. It was interesting to read Captain Lee's historical background. I think I now understand why he acts the way he does on the show. A ton of experience, mixed with a large ego, and a sarcastic,...
  • Debbie
    Dec 01, 2018
    This was a really good book. I enjoy the show "Below Deck" on Bravo and reading Captain Lee's back story was great. This is a man that I would love to grab a sandwich with. His take on so many things is the same as my hubby and I and the whole way through the book is was reading parts ...
  • Bonnie
    Jul 07, 2019
    My take: All Bravo Below Deck fans: Reading this book will make you feel as if Captain Lee is in your living room telling tales about his past, delivering great one-liners, and teaching you life lessons about hard work and integrity. ...
  • Rachael Brown
    Oct 08, 2018
    I?ve read a lot of books by ?bravolebrities?. Some were really good (Kate Chastain?s Lucky Charming) and some were unreadable (Erika Jayne?s Pretty Mess). This was by far the best. Even if I wasn?t a fan of Below Deck I would?ve still enjoyed this book immensely. Full of ...
  • Aaron
    Jan 07, 2019
    With a sea captain on the front cover, I guess one should expect a bit of sailor's cursing. Captain Lee did not disappoint. Along with tales of debauchery, drugs and drunkenness, this book should stay safely on the adult shelf. However, do not let that keep you from reading about an av...
  • Sally
    Oct 15, 2018
    4.5 Stud of the Sea Stars Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea was a very fun and enjoyable read by Captain Lee. You don't have to be a fan of the show Below Deck to read and appreciate this book. This memoir tells the story of how Captain Lee became a C...
  • John Amory
    Feb 22, 2019
    I love Below Deck. I love Captain Lee. I'm happy this book exists, even though it doesn't need to. What I thought would be a fun, fast read full of absurd stories of life on the high seas, demanding yacht guests, and delusional rich people was actually... pretty dull. The first chap...
  • Noelle
    Mar 14, 2019
    Captain Lee has so many great stories, and his turns of phrase are delightfully colorful. ...
  • Mediaman
    Jan 18, 2019
    I love Captain Lee but this was a pretty disappointing book. Only 15 out of 244 pages are about Below Deck--the rest are mostly dull stories about his years working in low-level positions on boats. It is way too detailed about his monotonous life on the sea and not anywhere near enough...
  • Jo
    Dec 30, 2018
    Was not sure I would like this book. I know about the tv how but have never watched it. What a pleasant surprise--I loved this. It's sort of like an autobiography with lots of intriguing and interesting true stories. I'm not sure how he survived to become a licensed captain. And how he...
  • Johnette
    Nov 10, 2018
    I thought the book was quite good. It makes me want to charter a boat, hire Captain Lee and take off for parts unknown. Unfortunately, I don?t have deep pockets so I?ll have to be content just reading about Lee?s adventures. ...
  • Giulia
    Jun 02, 2019
    I?ve been watching Below Deck for many years and knew I had to read this book. It did not disappoint. Captain Lee tells about his life prior to being on the show and I have so much more respect for him. He tells his story and does so in a fun and interesting way. Now I just want to m...
  • gloria segal
    Jan 13, 2019
    Everything you want to know about maintaining a yacht. I loved the television series Below Deck. However if you are looking for any correlations between the show and this book think again. This read like and introduction to sailing manual. It's also just about Captain Lee. Can't he...
  • Caroline
    Jan 18, 2019
    3.5- It was interesting to read about Captain Lee?s life and how he ended up as a captain. I was hoping to hear more about his time on Below Deck, but it wasn?t mentioned until after the 90% Mark in the book. ...
  • Brooke
    Oct 15, 2018
    4.5 stars. This is a quick fun read. I loved all the stories. I laughed out loud several times and would end up telling my husband all about it. It is written just as he talks on the show - with no filter! The only thing I was wanting was a little more was about the show and behind...
  • Laura Kempster
    Feb 04, 2019
    Loved it. It was a fun read. ...
  • Mike He
    Oct 29, 2018
    Captain Lee is a great story teller and "Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea" is not only fun to read but also to relate to how one can live to be true self. Captain Lee definitely has some real good tips to share about how to tackle difficulties, challenges a...
  • Carol R. Lewis
    Sep 26, 2018
    Fun read! This was an eye opening book! Capt. Lee allows us in on a few of the reasons he became a captain of a yacht, his run-Ins with the Coast Guard and a little history of his life with Mary Ann. I respect him more for his work ethic, values and morals! ...
  • Allison DeLong
    Dec 18, 2018
    Didn?t make it through the 1st chapter when I put the book down because of the cuss words in the book. Disappointed that Captain Lee was unable to convey his message without it being littered with bad language. Thought he was smarter than that. ...
  • Anna S
    Feb 24, 2019
    As a fan of Below Deck and Captain Lee, I anxiously awaiting this book's availability at my local library. It did not disappoint! It was filled with stories from man who's had an interesting path. It was written from the captain's unique voice and I could hear him saying some of the...
  • Christina
    Jan 21, 2019
    Very informative I listened to the book for Bravo book club and happy I did ;now I know the exact details on how to refit a boat,how he was cast for the show and what I've seen on TV is exactly how he is off camera ...
  • Chelsea Dulieu
    Feb 19, 2019
    A good binge on reality tv is my secret shame. My blissful treat when I get a rare few hours to myself and one of my absolute favourite shows to watch is Below Deck. Not only has it not gotten to that stage of utter ridiculousness that most reality shows tend to get to after a few seas...
  • Michelle Hickey
    Feb 25, 2019
    Great book! Thoroughly enjoyed reading about all of captain Lee's life before below deck. Written in true Capt. Lee style of integrity, honor and commitment to being the best at whAt he does. Very entertaining. I read.it in his.voice.the whole.way through:) ...
  • Ania🐰📚🍄🐛
    Jul 08, 2019
    I was expecting so much more! Book seemed rushed and highly scaled back from the ?real? stories and excitement and adventures this man experienced. I?m still a fan of the Captain but I was expecting some real sea stories. ...