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on 24 April 2013
of course I am a skateboarder and I started to skate in 1987, when Hosoi was at the top of his pro carreer, therefore he was the one to look up to, and appeared in every magazine winning almost every contest he entered, he was a sort of an hero, then he faded away, and being deeply rooted in the skate world I knew a lot about his troubles, reaading it all in this book and first hand by the guy who lived it all was an extraordinary reading, I suggest this book to skateboarders and also to other people who want to know a bit more about skateboarding and californian lifestyle back in the 80's and 90's especially. very pleasant book, and a must have for an old school skater!
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on 9 February 2015
An intimate and exciting roller coaster ride through the life of this incredible athlete.
Reaching the very heights of fame and all that it bought, Christian was still left with a heavy heart, unsatisfied that there must be more to what it means to be alive.

Well worth a read for anyone with even a slight interest in the art of skateboarding and the underground scene that exploded in to what it has become today.
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on 12 April 2013
used to skate semi pro when younger takes me back christian has such style great read,recommend to any one .
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on 20 October 2013
good read and history in the making, brings me back to the foundation of old school skateboarding, hosoi was in the for front of a new generation of hardcore skaters and the book really catches the rise and fall of the era.
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on 6 January 2016
Honest bio of how he battled fame, ego, addictions, bankruptcy and eventually prison.
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on 4 February 2016
My idol
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