Whoever invented skateboarding is a genius. There's only one skater, and his name's Tony Hawk. It doesn't matter if you don't know who he is, just trust me.Not only is Hawk the world's best skater, he's also good to talk to. So I talk to Tony Hawk, and Tony Hawk talks back. Because just when it seemed like everything had come together for me, I had to go and screw it all up. It only took two seconds. But all of me knew.One risk. One mistake and my life would never be the same. Hawk had a few things to say. And a few things to show me. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your own future?
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 144 x 223 x 29mm | 446g
- 04 Oct 2007
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London (Londyn), United Kingdom
Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous at once * New York Times * He should write for England * Observer * Hornby's aim is true...like all good comic writers, Hornby uses jokes to confront more deeply, not side-step * Daily Telegraph * Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous at once * New York Times * He should write for England * Observer * Hornby's aim is true...like all good comic writers, Hornby uses jokes to confront more deeply, not side-step * Daily Telegraph *
About Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby was educated at Cambridge (English) and continues his education at the Emirates Stadium (football/facts of life). Nick began his career as an English teacher before going on to write the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good and A Long Way Down. He has written 3 works of non-fiction, the hugely popular Fever Pitch (loved by Arsenal and non-Arsenal fans alike), 31 Songs and The Polysyllabic Spree. Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About a Boy have all been made into successful films. Nick has won many awards and is a huge pop music fan. He lives and works in Highbury, North London. Slam is his first teenage fiction novel.