He went pro at age 12; credited with inventing nearly 80 tricks; won 73 contests in the course of his career; started his own multi-million dollar company in 1992; had a PlayStation game named after him; reportedly rakes in over $1 million a year in endorsements (from The Gap to Mountain Dew to the "Got Milk?" campaigns); and during the 1999 X-Games, became the first man ever to land the 900° (that's a 900 degree aerial spin on a vertical ramp)...and now he can add author to his already ridiculously long list of accomplishments.
This book is an homage to the joys of trick invention and perfection, the hilariously horrendous skater haircuts and fashion disasters of the 1980s, the California skate scene, video-game playing, scab collecting, broken bones and skateboarding, the sport that made him a living legend by the age of 31.
So, if you're a Tony Hawk fan or even just hoping to pick up some skateboarding lingo to impress that adorably spastic sk8rboy who's always falling off railings and curbs in the park, here's your book. Lots of B&W photographs throughout. Dust jacket included.