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  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:248
  • eBook ISBN:9781889169057
  • Paperback ISBN:9781889169033

Full and By

A Doctor’s Life of Stethoscopes, Sailboats, and SLRs

by Art Myers

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A doctor, his wife, and three children aim the bow of their 41-foot ketch toward the distant horizon, headed toward tropical isles. It is the beginning of the dreams of many. Physician, sailor, and photographer Art Myers recounts in his memoir Full and By how he and his family lived the adventure.

Who would have thought that an offhand comment would lead to a life-changing adventure? It might have started as crazy talk, but to one man’s wife, it was an invitation to move beyond the ordinary. Full and By: A Doctor’s Life of Stethoscopes, Sailboats, and SLRs tells the tale of how Art Myers went from schoolboy to physician to world traveler, with his family packed aboard a forty-one-foot sailboat and plans for a future in a tropical paradise. Neither rich nor privileged, Myers attended no fewer than fourteen grade schools before going to college, medical school, and residency training. He learned along the way that his talents could serve the greater good and volunteered his time while maintaining control over his own destiny. Full and By is the inspiring tale of a man who continues to lead a life well-lived.
About the author
Art Myers is a retired physician as well as a fine art photographer. He is best known for his photographic series of women with breast cancer and the resultant book Winged Victory: Altered Images—Transcending Breast Cancer, which earned gold Nautilus and Living Now Book Awards. Myers’ work documenting socially relevant issues includes photographic series of women with HIV and women living in an urban rescue mission, among others. He has been awarded the prestigious Nyumbani Humanitarian Medal for photographic work he did for the same-named African orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS. His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and a number of other countries, and can be viewed at ArtMyers.com. Myers lived aboard sailboats with his family for a decade, during which time they sailed throughout the Bahamas, Central America, and the Great Lakes.