387 pages, colour & b/w photos
CRAZY! is the amazing story of a Marine Biologist, Patrick Garratt, who embraced his passion and followed his dream. It is a story of beauty and drama, loss and heartache, courage and achievement. Whilst it is a life story, it is also a lesson. A lesson that says: find your passion, ignore the doomsayers, follow your dream and know your purpose. It's an amazing read!
"This book is a great read for all South Africans that have an interest in not only the ocean, but in what drives us humans to do extraordinary things. Pat embraces life and, in his embracing, shares his passion for the earth and what it provides for all of us. The oceans and their species are what fuel Pat's intrigue and dedication to help us understand our plant's wonderful co-inhabitants with a little more compassion. CRAZY is a delightful and easy read told from the heart"
- Braam Malherbe
"This is a story of hope, about the life of someone who undaunted has followed his dream, embraced his passion and, staying true, has lived an absolutely incredible adventure."
- Thim Rolston, World Fly Fishing Competitor, Fly Fishing Author, Journalist, Guide and Instructor
"A topica, adventurous, and at times bizarre memoir from a marine biologist who trust his instincts, his nine lives, and his vision of a life well lived."
- Dawn Garisch, author, creative method facilitator, medical doctor
"A fascinating insight into the life of a Marine Biologist growing up and working in one of nature's marine playgrounds. Expert storytelling draws you into Pat's experiences throughout his life and it will prove a fascinating read for anyone, not just us fishy folk!"
- Dr David Gibson, MD National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, UK
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Pat Garratt is the Director of the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. His career in marine biology started in Durban at the Oceanographic Research Institute. After twelve years of research on the deep sea fish and fisheries of Kwazulu-natal, he altered course and became Curator of the Sear World Durban Aquarium. Later he moved to Cape Town where, as Curator, he played an important role in designing, building and stocking the Two Oceans Aquarium. he is passionate about fish and fishing, is co-authorof the book: The South African Fisherman and lives with his wife Alice (Ally) Ashwell in Marina da Gama, Muizenberg.