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Family Afloat Book Signing & Talk with Jim Toomey

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Open for sign up
Leaders: Madde Vachon
Holly OHare

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For over twenty years, Jim Toomey has been bringing the sea into the homes of millions of newspaper readers through his comic strip Sherman’s Lagoon. In 2015, his wife, Valerie, talked him into buying a sailboat and going to sea with their two kids and the family dog. Like most of his wife’s ideas, this one required a strong dose of optimism and an appetite for adventure. Join the Toomey family as they forsake their comfortable lives on land and embark on a 22-month odyssey, visiting 32 countries, crossing an ocean, and homeschooling two children along the way. This travel memoir is richly illustrated with drawings and maps and filled with practical advice for those planning their own adventures and armchair travelers alike.


The Author

Jim Toomey is an internationally published humor writer and syndicated cartoonist best known as the creator of the popular comic strip Sherman’s Lagoon, published daily in over 150 newspapers, including The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune.


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