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Being Extreme free pdf As fast-paced as a freefall from a roaring airplane, as thrilling as a towering jump off a ski slope, BEING EXTREME is a fascinating examination of the adrenaline rush of extreme sports. Here is a world where living life on the edge is the only options, where you are only as good as your last jump...and where one false move can take you out of the game permanently.From mountain climbing, freestyle motocross, to sky diving and snowboarding and beyond, in the past decade the world of extreme sports has exploded on the scene, with daredevils attempting daring acts of athleticism that leave spectators awed..and fearful. BEING EXTREME explores the motivations and society impulses behind these high-risk lifestyles through interviews with professional athletes and the recreational enthusiast, as well as with psychiatrists who seek to understand the motivation beyond these "Big T" personalities. Authors Gutman and Frederick also explore what heart-stopping sports are around the next curve, because in a world where the "rush" is everything, everyone is always upping their game.

About Bill Gutman

Bill Gutman is a longtime freelance writer who has published more than two hundred books for both children and adults, in fiction and nonfiction. He has written biographies of such diverse personalities as Magic Johnson, Bill Parcells, Michael Jordan, jazz great Duke Ellington, Pistol Pete Maravich, and former president Andrew Jackson. In addition, he has worked with the likes of former New York Giants linebacker Pepper Johnson ("Won for All: The Inside Story of the New England Patriots' Improbable Run to the Super Bowl"), baseball star Bobby Thomson ("The Giants Win the Pennant! The Giants Win the Pennant!"), and former Rangers and Red Sox manager Kevin Kennedy ("Twice Around the Bases") on as-told-to books. He has also written numerous sports histories, interviewed former baseball players on their transition to the real world ("When the Cheering Stops"), spoken with twenty-five extreme-sport, high-risk athletes in the world ("Being Extreme"), and talked with members of the 1968 New York Jets and 1969 New York Mets ("Miracle Year, 1969" "Amazing Mets and Super Jets"). He has also ghosted a family memoir with Thomas and Betty Jones of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. They are the parents of seven children, including former NFL running backs Thomas and Julius Jones ("Blessings from the Dust").Mr. Gutman is currently writing a series of novels and novellas about a New York City detective working in the 1920s (the Mike Fargo Mysteries). Both "Duke: The Musical Life of Duke Ellington" and "Being Extreme" are currently available from Open Road Media.

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Author : Bill Gutman
Publisher : Open Road Media
Data Published : 01 April 2014
ISBN : 1497612497
EAN : 9781497612495
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 292 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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