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The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself

Author Rodney Mullen
Published 2004-07-20

A world-champion freestyle skateboarder traces the history of skating as well as the story of his own life, describing his family of overachievers, his father's disapproval of the author's skating ambitions, the disability that challenged his career, and his successes as an extreme sportsperson and multi-million-dollar skateboard company owner.

The Big Brother Book

Author Sean Cliver
Published 2016-03

No other magazine pushed the boundaries of skateboarding and pop culture like Big Brother, the raunchiest, rowdiest magazine to come out of the 1990s. Constantly at the center of much-deserved controversy, the rag has been decried as pornography, bought and unexpectedly dropped by Larry Flynt of the Hustler empire, and credited as the genesis of the Jackass universe; it was also the champion of unknown skaters and featured some of today's biggest names in skate culture when they were just children. Now author Sean Cliver puts a bow on the publication with The Big Brother Book, a collection of covers and spreads from every issue of the notorious publication. Featuring high-quality scans of the magazine itself no production or layout files remain in existence with just enough text to explain what's going on and choice quotes from each issue, this book makes it easy as well as fun to stoop to Big Brother's level.


Author Ben Weaver
Published 1999

With colour plates featuring examples of skate related photography and design, this work bypasses the hype surrounding skateboarding using direct and challenging images that speak for themselves. Artwork, photography, boards, zines, publications, advertising and contributors biographies are featured.

Skater Girl: A Girl's Guide to Skateboarding

Author Patty Segovia
Published 2006-12-15

Colorful introduction to skateboarding for girls.

Skate Like a Girl

Author Marty Stewart
Published 2020-01-26

Skate Like a Girl - try to keep up! This journal/notebook is perfect for documenting the thrills and chills while skating. Whether it's by skateboard, roller skates, ice skates, or any other skates, Skate Like a Girl is the ultimate in pride and honor. Girls, daughters, cousins, nieces, can all be empowered by honoring the strengths of being a girl! Girl Power! - Perfect thoughtful gift - Smart unique design - Handy size - 6" x 9" - Soft matte cover for comfortable feel - 100 pages of potential awesomeness - Blank lined, college ruled journal/notebook/logbook/diary

It's Not about Pretty

Author Cindy Whitehead
Published 2017-02-14

Skateboarding, Photography and female empowerment book

The Concrete Wave

Author Michael Brooke
Published 1999

Traces the development of the sport and its equipment, and includes profiles and photographs of top-notch skaters through the years

Urethane Revolution

Author John O'Malley
Published 2019-04-22

One crazy year on the California coast--in 1975 a hippie skunkworks, bred in garages and shacks, launched the modern skater movement. Strap in for a wild ride replete with two car chases, two plane crashes, a massive truck bomb, Colombian narcos, the Mafia, senior White House staff, a gypsy fortuneteller, three straight-up miracles, Jacques Cousteau, big piles of cocaine and naked hippie chicks. Author John O'Malley was in the thick of it all, and he retraces the trip that starts with a bang and races to a melt-in-your-mouth ending.

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