Synopses & Reviews
Since its publication in 1963, Sterling Hayden's autobiography, Wanderer, has been surrounded by controversy. The author was at the peak of his earning power as a movie star when he suddenly quit. He walked out on Hollywood, walked out of a shattered marriage, defied the courts, broke as an outlaw, set sail with his four children in the schooner Wanderer-bound for the South Seas. His attempt to escape launched his autobiography. It is the candid, sometimes painfully revealing confession of a man who scrutinized his every self-defeat and self-betrayal in the unblinking light of conscience.
Since 1963, this autobiography has sparked controversy. At the peak of his career as a movie star, Hayden suddenly quit. He walked out on Hollywood, a shattered marriage, and judicial decree. A destitute outlaw, he and his four children set sail in the schooner WANDERER, bound for the South Seas. Candid and inspirational, Hayden's narrative reveals a complex, contradictory man seeking answers and consolation in love, adventure, drink, and escape.