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I'm Awesome: One Man's Triumphant Quest to Become the Sweetest Dude Ever Hardcover – Apr 9 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dey Street Books (April 9 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062098217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062098214
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Sumptuous prose, deft plotting, lush settings, troubling personal histories, tragedy, heady romance and even a smattering of 18th century scientific wonderment mark Hore's fourth novel as her most accomplished and enthralling yet."--Daily Mirror
 
"Hore once again shows her gift for bringing the past to life: her understanding of memory, stories and craft is as strong here as in The Memory Garden."--Waterstone's Books Quarterly
 
"Rachel Hore's intriguing Richard and Judy recommended read, which is layered with a series of mysteries, some more supernatural than others."--Independent
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Jason Ellis does it all. And he has excelled at everything he sets his mind to: X Games skateboarding, satellite radio, professional mixed martial arts, boxing, moto, truck racing, TV, and movies. Now he shares his jaw-dropping and inspirational life story—from the depths of addiction to the joys and ordeals of radio, fatherhood, and professional fighting—in his uncensored no-holds-barred style.

Jason was raised in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, and his early years were split between an alcoholic mother—who was only sixteen when he was born—and a father whose violent and unpredictable behavior taught Jason to be hard, tough, and fearless.

Before he owned the radio waves, Jason competed for twenty years alongside action-sports legends and friends like Tony Hawk. Jason was known for going bigger and harder than anyone else—both on and off the ramp. His passion to become the best at skateboarding was exceeded only by his all-night partying and relentless pursuit of sex.

After surviving a failed marriage and struggling with a rampant drug problem, all while heading toward the end of his skateboarding career, tragedy struck . . . twice. His father died of a heart attack, and a year later his younger brother died in an accident near the family's vacation home. His brother's death made Jason realize he had had enough. He quit booze and drugs, married his girlfriend, and threw his energy into being a good father. Having squandered his shot at greatness in skateboarding, he resolved to make the most of his second chance in radio.

Jason has always been a daredevil, harnessing his unique ability to endure pain to achieve what few others could, first on the skate ramp and now on the airwaves. Using this fierce determination to let nothing stop him from reaching his goals, he became the new voice of action sports in America. His story is raw, and sometimes unbelievable, but it's always true. And it proves, once again, that Jason Ellis is a fighter through and through.


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If you like the Jason Ellis show, this is a great review, plus more of what is talked about everyday on the radio about Jason Ellis' life. It has a lot of insight on how Jason grew up and tackled numerous and challenging situation in his life. The end result is a positive message about success. If you put your heart into anything 100%, you can accomplish your goals! Feel passion in what you do and stick with it, that is the main message... along with some pretty interesting and funny stories. You will not regret buying this one!
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By EMILY on Jan. 2 2014
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Very quick shipping! One happy hubby for Christmas! Jason Ellis is one Awesome character! Definitely would recommend this book to any fan!
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By Dirtierend on May 26 2012
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Awesome book for any Ellis fan, and if your not already you will be. Ellis has done it all and tells it in a very Horst way
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By Lackowitz on May 7 2012
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I've always been a fan of the Ellis show and have heard a lot of the stories told in the book just with much more depth and detail. RED DRAGONS!
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