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At the Edge

At the Edge Author Danny MacAskill
ISBN-10 9780241973271
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 288
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'I've already had my nine lives on the bike...' Danny MacAskill lives on the edge. The cyclist is legendary for his YouTube viral videos like 'The Ridge': nerve-jangling blurs of stunts and speed over towering buildings and mountain peaks. His life is one of thrills, bloody spills and millions of online hits. It hasn't been an easy ride. Fear, stress and the 'what if?' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, daredevil techniques and movie-making smarts. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he's still around to tell the tale. In this unflinching memoir of mayhem, Danny shares his anarchic childhood on the Isle of Skye and early days as a street trials rider, takes us behind the scenes of his training and videos, and reveals what it takes to go beyond the next level - both mentally and physically. Join Danny for a nerve-shredding ride. Just be sure to bring a crash helmet.



At the Edge

At the Edge Author Danny MacAskill
ISBN-10 0241973260
Release 2017-08-03
Pages 288
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I checked my balance and peered apprehensively at the sheer drop below. Once I felt comfortable, I radioed down to Stu. 'I'm just gonna unclip quickly,' I said. My walkie-talkie crackled straight away. Stu sounded pretty stressed. 'Dude, keep the rope on!' I edged forward, my hands and feet scoping out the summit for any loose rock. The ridge pinnacle was still only a meter wide, if that, but I felt pretty stable. 'This bit's fine,' I said. 'The rope makes it harder for me...' Danny MacAskill lives on the edge. The cyclist is legendary for his YouTube viral videos like The Ridge, Cascadia and Imaginate: nerve-racking montages of stunts which scale everything from mountain peaks, rooftops, ghost towns and movie sets. His life is one of thrills, bloody spills and millions of online hits. It hasn't been an easy ride. Doubt, stress and the 'what if?' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, fearlessness, groundbreaking techniques and an eye for a good camera angle. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he's still around to tell the tale. In this unflinching memoir of mayhem, Danny shares his anarchic childhood on the Isle of Skye and early days as a street trials rider, takes us behind the scenes of his training and videos, shares never-seen-before sketches from his personal notebook, and reveals what it takes to go the next level - both mentally and physically. Join Danny for a nerve-shredding ride. Just be sure to bring a crash helmet.



At the Edge

At the Edge Author Danny MacAskill
ISBN-10 0241206529
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 288
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I checked my balance and peered apprehensively at the sheer drop below. Once I felt comfortable, I radioed down to Stu. 'I'm just gonna unclip quickly,' I said. My walkie-talkie crackled straight away. Stu sounded pretty stressed. 'Dude, keep the rope on!' I edged forward, my hands and feet scoping out the summit for any loose rock. The ridge pinnacle was still only a meter wide, if that, but I felt pretty stable. 'This bit's fine,' I said. 'The rope makes it harder for me...' Danny MacAskill lives on the edge. The cyclist is legendary for his YouTube viral videos like The Ridge, Cascadia and Imaginate: nerve-racking montages of stunts which scale everything from mountain peaks, rooftops, ghost towns and movie sets. His life is one of thrills, bloody spills and millions of online hits. It hasn't been an easy ride. Doubt, stress and the 'what if?' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, fearlessness, groundbreaking techniques and an eye for a good camera angle. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he's still around to tell the tale. In this unflinching memoir of mayhem, Danny shares his anarchic childhood on the Isle of Skye and early days as a street trials rider, takes us behind the scenes of his training and videos, shares never-seen-before sketches from his personal notebook, and reveals what it takes to go the next level - both mentally and physically. Join Danny for a nerve-shredding ride. Just be sure to bring a crash helmet.



Riding on the Edge

Riding on the Edge Author John Hall
ISBN-10 0760332762
Release 2008
Pages 301
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The story, outrageous but true, of John Hall, a Harley-riding hell raiser who founded the Pagans, a club the FBI called "the most violent criminal organization in America."



A Thousand Naked Strangers

A Thousand Naked Strangers Author Kevin Hazzard
ISBN-10 9781501110832
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 288
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A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe. In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life—his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to test himself, see how he might respond to pressure and danger. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. His life entered a different realm—one of blood, violence, and amazing grace. Thoroughly intimidated at first and frequently terrified, he experienced on a nightly basis the adrenaline rush of walking into chaos. But in his downtime, Kevin reflected on how people’s facades drop away when catastrophe strikes. As his hours on the job piled up, he realized he was beginning to see into the truth of things. There is no pretense five beats into a chest compression, or in an alley next to a crack den, or on a dimly lit highway where cars have collided. Eventually, what had at first seemed impossible happened: Kevin acquired mastery. And in the process he was able to discern the professional differences between his freewheeling peers, what marked each—as he termed them—as “a tourist,” “true believer,” or “killer.” Combining indelible scenes that remind us of life’s fragile beauty with laugh-out-loud moments that keep us smiling through the worst, A Thousand Naked Strangers is an absorbing read about one man’s journey of self-discovery—a trip that also teaches us about ourselves.



Dancing At the Edge of Life

Dancing At the Edge of Life Author Gale Warner
ISBN-10 UVA:X004230869
Release 1998-06-10
Pages 224
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In a compelling, inspirational celebration of the human spirit, this intriguing memoir chronicles a young writer's battle with lymphoma, offering an unflinching account of her treatment, her struggle to hang on to life, and her spirit and joy in living in the face of death.



House of Nails

House of Nails Author Lenny Dykstra
ISBN-10 9780062407382
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 352
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"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly entertaining American epic that careens between the heights and the abyss. Nicknamed "Nails" for his hustle and grit, Lenny approached the game of baseball -- and life -- with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. An overachiever known for his clutch hits, high on-base percentage, and aggressive defense, Lenny was later identified by his former minor-league roommate Billy Beane as the prototypical "Moneyball" player in Michael Lewis's bestseller. Tobacco-stained, steroid-powered, and booze-and-drug-fueled, Nails also defined a notorious era of excess in baseball. Then came a second act no novelist could plausibly conjure: After retiring, Dykstra became a celebrated business mogul and investment guru. Touted as "one of the great ones" by CNBC's Jim Cramer, he became "baseball's most improbable post-career success story" (The New Yorker), purchasing a $17.5-million mansion and traveling the world by private jet. But when the economy imploded in 2008, Lenny lost everything. Then the feds moved in: convicted of bankruptcy fraud (unjustly, he contends), Lenny served two and a half harrowing years in prison, where he was the victim of a savage beating by prison guards that knocked out his front teeth. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, channeling the bewildered fascination of many observers, declared that Lenny's outrageous rise and spectactular fall was "the greatest story that I have ever seen in my lifetime." Now, for the first time, Lenny tells all about his tumultuous career, from battling through crippling pain to steroid use and drug addiction, to a life of indulgence and excess, then, an epic plunge and the long road back to redemption. Was Lenny's hard-charging, risk-it-all nature responsible for his success in baseball and business and his precipitous fall from grace? What lessons, if any, has he learned now that he has had time to think and reflect? Hilarious, unflinchingly honest, and irresistibly readable, House of Nails makes no apologies and leaves nothing left unsaid.



Tough Guy

Tough Guy Author Bob Probert
ISBN-10 9781617493102
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 272
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Documenting his notorious career with the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Probert details in this autobiography how he racked up points, penalty minutes, and bar bills, establishing himself as one of the most feared enforcers in the history of the NHL. As Probert played as hard off the ice as on, he went through rehab 10 times, was suspended twice, was jailed for carrying cocaine across the border, and survived a near fatal motorcycle crash all during his professional career, and he wanted to tell his story in his own words to set the record straight. When he died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 45 on July 5, 2010, he was hard at work on his memoir—a gripping journey through the life of Bob Probert, with jaw-dropping stories of his on-ice battles and his reckless encounters with drugs, alcohol, police, customs officials, courts, and the NHL, told in his own voice and with his rich sense of humor.



The Man Who Cycled the World

The Man Who Cycled the World Author Mark Beaumont
ISBN-10 9780307716668
Release 2011-06-28
Pages 400
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The remarkable true story of one man's quest to break the record for cycling around the world On the 15th of February 2008, Mark Beaumont had pedaled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris—194 days and 17 hours after setting off in an attempt to circumnavigate the world. His journey had taken him, alone and unsupported, through 18,297 miles, 4 continents, and numerous countries. From broken wheels and unforeseen obstacles in Europe, to stifling Middle Eastern deserts and deadly Australian spiders, to the highways and backroads of America, he’d seen the best and worst that the world had to offer. He had also smashed the Guinness World Record by an astonishing 81 days. This is the story of how he did it. Told with honesty, humor, and wisdom, The Man Who Cycled the World is at once an unforgettable adventure, an insightful travel narrative, and an impassioned paean to the joys of the open road. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Color of Time

The Color of Time Author ABE Markman
ISBN-10 0692987304
Release 2018-01-31
Pages 258
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"The Color of Time" focuses on how I and my African-American wife dealt with five generations of changing attitudes to our marriage. My observations were influenced by years as an inner-city social group worker and activist, and as a white man, married in 1953 to a brown-skinned woman, Charlotte Elaine Cochran. At that time, entering such a union was considered by many as an outrageous affront to their sensibilities and beyond acceptable behavior. What mattered most to us, however, was the devotion we had to each other, to the success of our marriage, and to our children and grandchildren. They came into our arms and our world with distinct personalities, tendencies, aptitudes, skin colors, and hair textures. How we all fared and adapted was heavily dependent on whether we were born before, during or after the civil rights movement of the 1960s. I tried to describe as sensitively as I could both our own and other people's reaction to each of us separately and as a family. The sub-title "My Life on the Edge of Change" adds a series of essays of my howling into the wind against injustice and being surprised when someone listened. As my son reminds me, however, this book is not just about our family, and my activism, it is about me. It is mainly about my determination since childhood to prove mostly to members of my pre-marriage/all white family-but principally to myself-that I could overcome considerable limitations. As the youngest by far both among my four siblings, and my pre-teen, peer group, I was often thought of as "the kid who couldn't keep up" and that my ambitions were well beyond my capabilities. I felt the pain of being seriously misjudged, mistreated, and underestimated by some. Yet I also felt the joy of being profoundly inspired by others. Despite having felt humiliation in school as a very slow reader, I discovered in my 20s that I had several valuable traits and abilities. I could conceptualize the meaning of some societal phenomenon and think of creative ways to resolve seemingly intractable inter-personal and public issues. I attained skills in organizing and leading small groups, pursuing and sometimes opening paths toward a niche of progressive change and social justice. As I felt mistreated, I had empathy for others in similar or much worse circumstances. Sometimes, no matter what I did resulted in failure. At other times I was able to anticipate, reach for, navigate, and inspire ethical and progressive change. I was fortunate as a white person to witness and experience from an intimate vantage point the rich culture, courage and resilience of many people of color. On the other hand, I observed and sometimes felt-but could only imagine-the daily drumbeat of the unjust treatment they faced. I divided this book into two sections. The first section describes my experiences as: - a white man of Jewish heritage in a black world; - an inner-city community social group worker; - an activist, and - an essayist. Charlotte and I learned before and during our marriage that we were not fully prepared for what we faced, and the world was definitely not prepared to face us. The book deals with: In SECTION ONE, how my closest kin reacted to my marriage. Mom and Pop, enraged by my choice to marry Charlotte, were, however, on a journey to accept the marriage, and I didn't recognize that until it was pointed out to me by Gary Markman, who wrote the introduction and edited a draft of this book. The Color of Tomorrow is a chapter in the book and it is based on a quest for the survival of the human species. In Section Two, among other aims, I tried to describe my parents more fully and how they had a profound effect both on our large Jewish clan and the ethnic soul that exists both proudly and uncomfortably inside of me. So, please accept my invitation to the color of my time and a vision of our tomorrow.



The Edge of Never

The Edge of Never Author J.A Redmerski
ISBN-10 9781455548996
Release 2013-03-12
Pages 496
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--The New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling blockbuster-- New Adult Romance This new edition includes exclusive bonus material - an all-new full chapter from Andrew's point of view during a crucial scene! Sometimes life takes you off course . . . THE EDGE OF NEVER Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish. Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever? (120,000 words)



Living on the Edge

Living on the Edge Author Susan Mallery
ISBN-10 9781426845536
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 256
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With his taut muscles and powerful gaze, bodyguard Tanner Keane was Madison Hilliard's only source of safety. Hired to rescue her, he kept her safe from a corrupt ex-husband who wanted her dead. So after days in close proximity--fear and desire escalating--who would save them from their wildest fantasies? Tanner liked his women easy, and Madison was a fighter. And as her presence brightened his house, he began to want her around all the time. For a man who was tough to the world, Tanner let the tender protector in him guide his actions. Yes, he would save her again. But of course, he was the one who was really in danger....



Life at the Edge of Sight

Life at the Edge of Sight Author Scott Chimileski
ISBN-10 9780674982482
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 384
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This stunning photographic essay opens a new frontier for readers to explore through words and images. Microbial studies have clarified life’s origins on Earth, explained the functioning of ecosystems, and improved both crop yields and human health. Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter are expert guides to an invisible world waiting in plain sight.



Adam Copeland On Edge

Adam Copeland On Edge Author Adam Copeland
ISBN-10 1439121761
Release 2010-05-11
Pages 256
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Adam Copeland on Edge is more than an autobiography. It's what the author himself describes as "a mental picture" that he has long wanted to paint for the reader. It's also a dream—"one of many"—that he decided to realize while at home convalescing from potential career-ending neck surgery. And it's a journey that explores not only his life but also his innermost thoughts. Despite growing up with "a lot less materially than other people" in the small town of Orangeville, Ontario, Copeland recalls his formative years fondly. He remembers a loving mother who, while working multiple jobs just to pay the rent, nurtured her son's passion for Spider-Man comics and KISS albums. He also recalls the family tragedy that created a void in his life at nine years of age, and how that void was soon filled by the yellow-and-red-clad form of wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, whose intensity and personality "made me feel like I could accomplish anything." With vivid detail and sincerity, Copeland offers his thoughts about not only fulfilling his goals but also building upon them. While revisiting his greatest matches, he shares his actual surprise over winning the Intercontinental title for the first time; the anxiety he felt while splitting up with Christian and establishing a solo career; his eventual determination "to grab the damn ball out of someone's hands and take off" on SmackDown!; the distress of almost losing his long blond hair to Kurt Angle; his wonder over enjoying a brief Tag Team title reign with the icon who first inspired him; the simultaneous pain of a broken marriage and two ruptured discs in his neck; and the nervous energy of returning to Raw in March 2004 and setting his sights on the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.



Living on the Edge

Living on the Edge Author Chip Ingram
ISBN-10 1439190526
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 304
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Based on the biblical model for Christianity, Living on the Edge challenges readers to experience Christianity the way God intended and provides an actual profile of a disciple of Jesus Christ that is relational, grace-based, faith-focused, practical, and measureable. A launching pad for a journey toward becoming a Christian who lives like Christ, this book provides questions and resources at the end of each chapter, as well as directions to continue on your journey through an interactive Web site, where the reader will discover clear spiritual pathways and personal coaching to make it over barriers.



Tessa B Dick

Tessa B  Dick Author Tessa B. Dick
ISBN-10 1461142695
Release 2011
Pages 194
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By the author of Philip K. Dick: Remembering Firebright, this personal memoir tells the life story of a survivor of abuse who also experienced strange and bizarre events that seem to coalesce around a secret government-sponsored experiment in mind control. "The man told me that they were dropping me from the program because I was neither physically nor mentally fit for long-term space travel. I begged him to give me a chance, promising that I would work very hard, but he only looked sad while telling me that it was impossible. He added that I was remembering too much, and that I might tell the secrets to people who shouldn't know about the program. So now I'm telling the secrets." This second edition has an added Epilogue and cover art by Nick Buchanan.



On Edge

On Edge Author Andrea Petersen
ISBN-10 9780553418576
Release 2017
Pages 320
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An account of living with anxiety, coupled with reportage on the science of anxiety disorders.