This has nothing to do with books, but it is beautiful. (via Joel Rice, McSweeney’s skate columnist extraordinaire.)
Joel Rice interviews Cole Louison, author of The Impossible, a new history of skateboarding.
I wrote a short thing on my year in skateboarding for n+1. Really it was my year in injuries.
Words to live by
Shred to live, live to shred.
Holy Crap! (h/t Leon)
I was initially dazzled by this but I’ve been thinking and I’m pretty sure it’d actually be easier to do this trick using crutches. If this kid was actually handicapped then we’d have something to talk about.
We have something to talk about.
AUTHOR: Hey Mom, do you remember when you made us walk from home to school on the weekend?
AUTHOR: What was that for?
MOTHER: For fun. And to see if you could do it, walk the route you drove by car everyday. That was far."
— This little piece by Joel Rice—on odd parental whims and skateboarding—is great.