Hosoi by Christian Hosoi

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The book itself is engaging and a very interesting look behind the scenes for those of us who were around in the 1980s. 
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A mix of Tony Hawk and Brian Welch comes together in skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi, who reveals everything about his rise, fall, and redemption, in this amazing tell-all—from being named the greatest skater of all time to bottoming out on drugs to finally finding redemption through God.

Fans of Slater Kelly’s Pipe Dreams and Brian Welch’s Save Me From Myself, and followers of Tony Alva, Jay Adams, and Steve Caballero, will be captivated by this extraordinary, star-studded story, a gripping read that ranges from the heart of the 1980s skateboarding scene to the inside of a prison, from Hollywood parties to intense prayer sessions.

Hosoi: My Life as a Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor takes readers to the heart of one little-known world after another—and he portrays them in all their gore and glory for all the world to see.


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Christian Hosoi is widely recognized as one of the greatest skateboarders of his generation. A professional by 13, he went on to win many skateboarding awards. After serving time in prison for drug possession, he committed his life to Christianity. Since then, he has risen to prominent in the skateboarding world once again, winning the 2009 and 2010 X-Games Legends Competition. Hosoi is the associate pastor at The Sanctuary, which describes itself as "the raddest church" in Huntington Beach, and lives in Southern California with his wife and four sons.
Published June 12, 2012 by HarperOne. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Kristy Ann Muniz on Jun 11 2012

The book's foreword, written by Hosoi's former competitor Tony Hawk, aptly opens.

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Reviewed by Lavish Bookshelf on Jun 01 2012

The book itself is engaging and a very interesting look behind the scenes for those of us who were around in the 1980s. 

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Reviewed by David on Jul 15 2012

I snatched it up quickly and read it in a weekend.

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