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Life and Limb : Skateboarders Write from the Deep End - Justin Hocking

Life and Limb

Skateboarders Write from the Deep End

Paperback Published: 21st May 2004
ISBN: 9781932360288
Number Of Pages: 220

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The pieces in Life and Limb are diverse in subject and voice. Some of the narratives in Life and Limb deal directly with the subject of skateboarding; others are about completely non-related subjects such as tree-eating, the historical and cultural significance of boulders, and setting fire to cemeteries. Despite, or maybe because of this diversity, they all express certain aesthetics common to skateboarders everywhere: an iconoclastic sense of creativity fostered by a lifetime spent (mostly) outside the restrictive bounds of team sports, a collaborative artistic spirit and a disdain for overt competitiveness, humor, an appetite for risk that often borders on self-destructiveness, a youthful distrust of authority and a reluctance to resign one's self to the "adult" world of commerce and responsibility. While all the contributing writers have been heavily influenced by skateboarding, the stories in Life and Limb don't glorify or idealize the sport. In fact many of the pieces reveal the dark side of skateboarding?the curse that accompanies the blessing of a lifetime spent rolling very fast over very hard surfaces.

Foreword: Attractive to the Unattractivep. ix
Get Radicalp. 1
Burgundy Hair Diep. 19
Placerita Canyonp. 21
The Lost Boysp. 27
Part of the Familyp. 31
Browniep. 37
Rumble at Riversidep. 43
RE Movementp. 49
With Love and Squalorp. 53
Tree Eaterp. 69
Tripp. 73
Last Summer Some Hippy Pinched My Stickp. 79
Totallyp. 87
Whalingp. 93
The U.L.F. Does Not Exist!p. 99
Cabin Feverp. 127
Ovenmanp. 135
Gi'normous Bouldersp. 151
En Seriop. 153
Pleasant Valley Cemetery Firep. 157
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ISBN: 9781932360288
ISBN-10: 193236028X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 21st May 2004
Publisher: Counterpoint,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25