Whether you're into dirt bikes, road bikes, ride a Yamaha, scooter or Laverda: if you've ever experienced the primal rush of riding a motorcycle, the pain of crashing, the suffering of healing and the epiphanies of speed, then this book is for you.
My Mother Warned Me About Blokes Like Me is about friendship, treachery, girls in tight pants and motorcycles that have been possessed by Satan.
It's about brotherhood, camaraderie, drugs, alcohol and being hounded by the police for daring to combine them all at once. It's about breaking the law, and racing 1000 kilometres through the night for money and thrills. It's about massive amputations, bovine stupidity, maniacal genius and the wisdom of the old.
It's about impossible highs and soul-crushing lows, about demons and brothers and dirt and danger, and houses with iron bars instead of glass in their windows.
Essentially it's about Boris Mihailovic's life. With motorcycles.
About the Author
Boris Mihailovic has been a journalist and editor for almost 25 years. He's worked for such magazines as People and Picture, edited OzBike, Motorcycle Legends and Street Machine Choppers, and was the launch editor of Picture Premium and Premium Babes. For the last seven years he's contributed to magazines like Australian Dirt Bike, Ralph, FHM, Australian Worker, Top Gear and UFC. He has a regular column with Australian Motorcycle News (AMCN), as well as testing bikes and writing features for the magazine.
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i couldn't put this book down, was a laugh on every page. Brilliantly written of stories from childhood to adulthood that every bikes should read and even those whom are not into bikes. To this day i still think of the greatest state in Aust now being dubbed Melbournastan. It also brought me to my own childhood of the fist time i got on the bike and almost drove into a tree
An absolute thrill to read, Funny, well-written with all the details you need to put yourself right in the picture.
A MUST read!!! Get out there and buy it!! You will not be disapointed.
Really hope he brings out another book soon!!
My hat goes off to you Boris!
I blasted through this in a day, laughing all the while. Boris channels the spirit of the late and great Hunter S Thompson in regaling the reader with stories of bokes, mates, and madness. If you like bikes, get into it.
'Boris has more fun on two wheels than should be legally possible...' - Richard Fidler, ABC on MY MOTHER WARNED ME...Mihailovic uses humour like most people would use their fists. - Courier Mail on MY MOTHER WARNED ME...His love of motorcycling, mateship and frequent, subsequent mayhem is matched by a natural writing ability that graphically, often hilariously, brings to life the two-wheeled experiences that have shaped his life... Highly recommended. - 4 X 4 Magazine on MY MOTHER WARNED METhere is no requirement to love everything on two wheels to enjoy this book but it would seriously help, as our resident bike nut said about Boris: "This guy lives and breathes motorbikes. He's the epitome of two-wheel freedom." - Mining Chronicle
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24th June 2014
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1