Double Take by Kevin Michael Connolly
A Memoir

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“Kevin Connolly has used an unusual physical circumstance to create a gripping work of art. This deeply affecting memoir will place him in the company of Jeanette Walls and Augusten Burroughs.” — Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

“Charming … Connolly recounts growing up a scrappy Montana kid—one who happened to be born without legs... [Double Take] makes for an empowering read.” — People

As featured on 20/20, NPR, and in the Washington Post: Kevin Connolly is a young man born without legs who travels the world—by skateboard, with his camera—on his “Rolling Exhibition,” snapping pictures of peoples’ reactions to him… and finds out along the way what it truly means to be human.

 

About Kevin Michael Connolly

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Born without legs, raised in Montana, and now a skateboarding world traveler, Kevin Michael Connolly has seen the world in a way most people never will. His internationally acclaimed photo series, The Rolling Exhibition, which encompasses seventeen countries and more than 30,000 photographs of people staring at him, has been featured in museums and galleries around the world.
 
Published September 30, 2009 by HarperStudio. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Not wanting to “hold anyone else up,” Connolly spent school breaks traveling solo throughout Europe strapped to a skateboard, reuniting with kindhearted folks like Serge, an Internet friend living in the Ukraine.

Aug 15 2009 | Read Full Review of Double Take: A Memoir

Publishers Weekly

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Photographer, champion skier and skateboarder Connolly has been stared at his entire 23-year life.

Sep 07 2009 | Read Full Review of Double Take: A Memoir

Las Vegas Review Journal

Kevin also was encouraged to find some type of sports activity in which to participate, and after a disastrous try at wrestling, Kevin found a true joy in skiing and would go on to master the mono-ski and participate in the X-Games.

Jun 21 2010 | Read Full Review of Double Take: A Memoir

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