Josh and Jake Harris are Captain Phil’s two surviving sons. Both followed their father into crab fishing and are now Deadliest Catch stars in their own right. In late 2012, they accomplished a dream by purchasing Phil’s famous crab boat, the Cornelia Marie, which they now co-captain on the Bering Sea.
Steve Springer is a veteran journalist for the Los Angeles Times, an award-winning sportswriter, and the author of ten books, including three bestsellers. He currently lives with his wife in Woodland Hills, California.
Blake Chavez attended California Pacific School of Law and achieved success as a business executive before becoming a professional writer. His previous book with Steve Springer is Hard Luck. He lives in California with his wife and daughter.
The exclusive, authorized biography of the late Deadliest Catch star, written by his two sons: “outrageous tales of a man who lived without restraint, like a modern-day mythical figure” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the hit show that follows the exhilarating lives of Alaskan crab fishermen as they brave the vicious Bering Sea. He led his crew through hurricane-force winds and four-story-high waves, hauling in millions of pounds of crab and millions of dollars. In this no-holds-barred biography, Phil’s two surviving sons, Josh and Jake Harris, team up to share the thrilling story of Phil’s remarkable life.
Phil worked hard, but he played even harder. His life on shore—from his rebellious days to his tempestuous marriages, from his addictive habits to his American success story—could serve as a reality show in itself. He lived his life at Mach speed: the blitz of crab season, the six-figure paydays, the thunderous motorcycles, and the drug-fueled parties. But as wild as Phil could be, he was always openhearted and infectiously friendly. This biography is not only the story of the man, but a testament to Phil’s lasting influence as a devoted friend, loving father, steadfast captain, and hero to audiences across America and around the world.
"Juicy is an understatement"
“[An] engaging, no-holds-barred biography ... a larger-than-life nautical rock star persona conveyed in a captivating, freewheeling style. ... Even those who never watched the show will find themselves captivated by these outrageous tales of a man who lived without restraint, like a modern-day mythical figure.”
“A candid narrative ... captures the gritty details of [Captain Phil’s] high-speed life, declining health and death. ... An unflinching portrait that will surely satisfy Harris’ fans.”