Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 20, 2003
I loved this book.... Every page, every photo and every term I didn't understand! It was a fun read from cover to cover!! These words are coming from a person who, at 51, has never even put on a snowboard, I do ski, have SEEN a halfpipe AND a snowboard park AND I think running with scissors is a pretty brave thing to do! I have always enjoyed reading about people who are willing to go-for-it, risk it all to become who they want to be, to be so focused on something that time pretty well stands still in their minds. Todd set his goals way high and went from the kid who didn't want his Star Wars Action Figures to get dirty, to a WORLD CHAMPION SNOWBOARDER, all the while dealing with the demons and doubts swirling around in his head. Todd tells his story well, he doesn't sugar coat the life of a pro boarder. There are lots of perks AND many many nights lived out of a duffle bag. It may be a free duffle bag with a logo on it, a free hotel room and some incredibly fresh pow that no one has touched, but it still ain't home with Lindsy and Cam, it is still, in many ways a job. Mind you, it can be a FUN job, it pays well AND, as he discovered first hand last year, a dangerous job Not only is Todd an incredible athlete, he is first and foremost an incredible person, a great daddy, husband and friend, none of this fame and fortune has gone to his head. He is still falling asleep most nights plotting and planning his next big move. So, whether you are a snowboarder, or a wannabe anything or a parent of a kid who does not seem to have a passion, or a person who likes to read about triumph... Do yourself a favor and read this book. Me? I got to run outside and do a frontside grab.... does it count with scissors? PS. I forgot to say, this is a funny book, LAUGH-OUT-LOUD funny. Well done TR!!!