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The Millionaire Castaway: The Incredible Story of How I Lost My Fortune But Found New Riches Living on a Deserted Island

Dave Glasheen Neil Bramwell

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Affirm Press
23 July 2019
Biography; Memoirs
Losing his fortune in the stock market crash of 1987 was the final straw for Dave Glasheen. After a series of catastrophes, he needed to take drastic measures to restore himself. Opting out of the rat race, he cast himself away to a deserted island off the north-east tip of Australia, as far off the grid as was humanly possible. He has lived there ever since.

One annual supermarket shop, a sketchy internet connection, and enough ingredients for a home brew satisfy all of Dave's material needs. He catches fish, traps rainwater and cooks on an open fire. For company he tames dingoes, meets with friends from the Aboriginal community 40 kilometres away, and entertains drop-ins such as Russell Crowe sailing past on his honeymoon or the chairman of McDonald's on a game-fishing trip. Then there's his running feud with Boxhead, an antisocial saltwater crocodile who just won't leave him in peace.

Between heartbreak and hair-raising adventures, Dave has found happiness on Restoration Island and dreams of creating a retreat to promote the profound healing that saved his life. Brimming with humour, eccentricity and hard-earned wisdom, THE MILLIONAIRE CASTAWAY is the feel-good autobiography of the year.
By:   Dave Glasheen, Neil Bramwell
Imprint:   Affirm Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   480g
ISBN:   9781925712797
ISBN 10:   1925712796
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   23 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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