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Stalefish: Skateboard Culture from the Rejects Who Made It

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How is professional skateboarding different from, say, professional golfing? More scabs, for one. And is skateboarding actually a sport? In Stalefish, veteran journalist and former pro skater Sean Mortimer interviews Rodney Mullen, Steve Olson, Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Jamie Thomas, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, Russ Howell, Mike Vallely, Dave Hackett, Daewon Song, Jim ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 30th 2008 by Chronicle Books
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Ryan Mishap
Jul 13, 2013 Ryan Mishap rated it liked it
Shelves: oral-history
Though bad ankles and work exhaustion kept me from continuing to skateboard, I lamented the easy acceptance it gained throughout the late 1990's and 2000's--cops harassed us, business owners threatened us, parents didn't understand, people threw stuff at us from cars and called us names, and, man, then it just became normal, for good kids, a sport even. Sure, they modified designs to prevent street skating, but they built parks for the new generation and there was skating on TV and shit.

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Ashly Nagrant
Jul 05, 2011 Ashly Nagrant rated it it was ok
I understand that there's limited amounts of room in a book. I understand an editor has to make certain choices when choosing contributors. But at the same time, this is supposedly the history of skate culture told by skaters.

Which is why I'm so confused as to why no female skaters are featured in this book.

A major part of skating history is missing from this book. No girls were asked to talk about their experiences in the culture. Apparently, even the "rejects" are capable of rejecting women
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Christine
Aug 09, 2016 Christine rated it really liked it
A lot of history in this book. It was awesome to hear first-hand accounts of the evolution of skateboard culture.
Melody
Apr 15, 2009 Melody rated it it was ok
Don't read this book if you're a skateboarder, it will ruin skateboarding for you. Don't read it if you're not a skateboarder, it will bore you to death.
Matt Werynski
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Shelves: love-this-book
Im reading iut right know and I really like it so far. I loved this book a lot because it had all of the old skaters and how they grew up when they where kids.
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