Dropping in with Andy Mac by Andy Macdonald
The Life of a Pro Skateboarder

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As a baby he flipped himself upside down in his jolly jumper.

As a kid he rode his Big Wheel into traffic.

When he discovered skateboarding,

his life was changed forever.

So how did Andy Macdonald go from death-defying stunts in his jolly jumper to world champion skateboarder? In his own words, Andy shares all the ups and downs and the spills and thrills, from driving to California in a broken-down car and dressing up as Shamu at Sea World to setting world records and giving a speech at the White House. He's traveled the world over with his skateboard under his arm.

Andy's made the road to sweet, sweet success look easy. But this behind-the-scenes look takes you onto the platform of the vert ramp -- to the competitions, the long hours of practice, and more. It reveals a bumpy road to the top that, as Andy will tell you, could be reached only with the guts that skateboarding gave him.

About Andy Macdonald

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ANDY MACDONALD's long list of accomplishments has cemented his position as the top professional skateboarder in the world both on and off his board: eight X Games gold medals, a Gravity Games championship, a Guinness World Record, six consecutive World Cup Skateboarding overall points championships, a U.S. postage stamp modeled after his image, a leading public service announcement for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R), and an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Andy lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, Rebecca, and their dog, Nishi. Theresa Foy DiGeronimo has collaborated on several books written for parents, teachers, & coaches, including "Raising a Healthy Athlete" & "Help Your Child Get the Most Out of School". She lives in Hawthorne, NJ.
Published June 30, 2008 by Gallery Books. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Horror, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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