Living a Dream: A Journey from Aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11 to Full-time Cruiser
By Suzanne Giesemann
Paradise Cay Publications, 2008
Suzanne Giesemann’s new memoir is truly about the journey and not the destination. This very personal narrative follows Suzanne and her husband Ty as they embark major career and lifestyle changes, ultimately morphing into full-time cruisers. Giesemann, a former aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11, and her husband, a former defense analyst, systematically put their land-based affairs in order to live aboard full-time and pursue their lifelong dream of voyaging — but it was not as simple as sailing off into the sunset. The challenges that they face are not only those that come from the sea, they are also the economic and emotional consequences of their decisions. In the end, the answers come from the heart.
Their journey will touch anyone who has taken the time and had the courage to re-examine their lives and careers to live their dream.