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The Fat Paddler
As a hard-playing, hard-living rugby forward, Sean Smith was used to putting his body on the line. However, that soon changed when two severe motor-vehicle accidents left him with devastating physical injuries, and unable to regain his past physical fitness or his zest for life. After witnessing firsthand the 2002 Bali bombing, Sean also found himself suffering from post-t ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Finch Publishing
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This book's readership will predominately be fans of The Fat Paddler blog, which has traced Sean Smith's recovery from a series of life changing and threatening events to an online everyman sensation. Smith's story is inspiring and accessible. His focus on charity work, passion for the outdoors and commitment to inspiring others is admirable. This book will leave you questioning where your life is heading and how you can improve.
Surfski paddling, 4wdriving, powerlifting, camping with his girls. Just an ordinary bloke living his life. But the road to this point in the story had been long and dramatic as captured in his book "The Fat Paddler" where Sean recounts multiple motor vehicle accidents, the Bali Bombing, trekking though Alaska and of course some paddling thrown in for good measure.