: New: Book Report: Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs

It's about crabbing and fishing and nautical life in Alaska. There's some tough bits to slog through: bragging about having survived some harebrained stunts; an attempt at a framing story that makes you think "maybe they shouldn't have tried for a framing story." But it's interesting to read about crab fishing and even the game-theory-results of how fishing limits make things more/less safe.

This book tricked me into buying a season of "The Deadliest Catch," which had a little crabbing mixed in with a lot of reality show tricks to inject drama into the footage. I slogged through a few episodes of that before I gave up. But I'm still glad I read the book because: crabbing.

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