A Surfer In The White House: and other salty yarns (Paperback)
Surfer in the White House (and Other Salty Yarns) is a collection of hilarious and insightful experiences of a life-long surfer, drawn into politics by his love for the ocean. People Magazine said, "'Birdlegs' is a Righteous Dude." Vanity Fair called Caughlan is a "Golden State Eco Warrior." His adventures include surfing with sharks, hopping freight trains and unconventional media methods of promoting environmental causes with celebrities like Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and William Shatner. There are vivid, first-person accounts of working with President Jimmy Carter. He used his pragmatic media savvy for a who's who of American Senators and Congressional Representatives - Dianne Feinstein, Jay Rockefeller, Jackie Speier, Pete McCloskey, and Leo Ryan. As president of the Surfrider Foundation, he brought surfer muscle to battles for coastal protection. This book shows that a life of activism can be both rewarding and fun. If surfers can make a difference, anybody can.