By David Browne
Amped is the 1st complete account of the background, tradition, and company of motion sports-skateboarding, skiing, BMX, and freestyle motocross. Journalist David Browne interviews greater than a hundred athletes, pioneers, executives, brands, and the adolescent amateurs on the middle of this circulation. On his trip, he unravels the eye-opening story of a flourishing tradition that keeps to reject outdated stick-and-ball activities in desire of individualistic kinds of expression, and that culture's fight to carry directly to its integrity regardless of the calls for of company sponsors.
David Browne is the tune critic for Entertainment Weekly and writer of Dream Brother: The Lives and song of Jeff and Tim Buckley, which used to be a finalist for the Ralph J. Gleason Award. A former reporter for the New York day-by-day News, he has additionally written for the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, and New York, between different courses. He lives in long island.
"A fast, thrillingly written examine the industry's evolution, one who totally appreciates the dizzying heights in addition to the devastating lows that severe activities have witnessed during the last 4 decades."-Spin
"A needs to buy!"-Maxim
"Whether he is striking out with the professionals at the journey bus, checking in with members at a skate camp or assembly with ESPN executives to debate the release of the X video games, the candor Browne elicits from his interview topics is impressive."-Publishers Weekly
"Well researched and well provided, Amped is an attractive examine the background and lengthening acclaim for motion sports."-San Francisco Chronicle
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Amped: How Big Air, Big Dollars, and a New Generation Took Sports to the Extreme by David Browne