'Life and Limb' is a collection of the best writing on the art, science, passion & culture of skateboarding.A collection of short stories by skateboarders explores this enduring sportnd the subculture it has spawned, delving into the humor, risk-taking,elf-destructive behavior, and commerce that swirls around skateboarding.
riginal.Life and Limb is a collection of writing about the art, science, and raw lust for motion that epitomize the culture of skateboarding. With fiction and essays infused with the energy, drive, and unruliness of the sport, Life and Limb documents life on the edges of experience. From eating an entire tree on a ten-thousand-dollar dare, to monkeywrenching a McDonalds and accidentally setting a cemetery on fire, the pieces in this unique anthology often feature subjects far removed from skateboarding itself, yet sprung from a common source. Book jacket.Introduction by Jocko Weyland. Life and Limb is a collection of writing about the art, science, passion and culture of skateboarding. The fiction and essays within it highlight the energy, verve, drive and wildness that are part of the culture of skating. Connected to punk and other subcultures, Life and Limb is not only about what it is like to live on the fringes, but to step right off the precipice of experience. Although the pieces are diverse in subAlthough the stories and essays are diverse in subject and voice--and some explore tangential activities from tree eating to the historical and cultural significance of boulders--they all express certain approaches common to skateboarders everywhere.
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