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Bouncing Off Guardrails: Somewhere in Life Between Victorious Triumph and Horrific Annihilation

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    "Lessons Learned" to coin a favorite phrase from the o

    "Lessons Learned" to coin a favorite phrase from the office...
    While I had to read this book in chunks because Axe is such an intense guy and I was too nervous half the time, I really enjoyed reading it and living vicariously through him. This "diary" gives the reader insight to someone who's truly lived live to the fullest and has learned a lesson or two along the way. Interesting getting to know Axe in this light.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    If you’re over 40, don’t buy this book. But if you&

    If you’re over 40, don’t buy this book.

    But if you’re between 17 and 39—and you think you have life all figured out; if you think you know the trajectory of your life from now until old age; if you think the fabric of your life is carefully stitched together—then you might consider learning a thing or two from this book.

    The book is not about motorcycles, or booze, or women or money. But when these things are combined in the life of anyone who makes un-informed, stubborn, rebellious, immature and dumb decisions (like lots of people in the 17-39 range), the volatile brew can make a mess of one’s life. So what is this book about? It’s about learning to use a little moderation in life.

    The author of this book, Axe, is a highly intelligent mechanical engineer who graduated from a good school and thought his life would be just dandy. Smart, good job in his early 20s, plenty of money and friends…..what could go wrong?

    Plenty went wrong, as he discusses in his book. Eventually, he came to realize that most of these things went wrong because of him and his lack of moderation about booze, women, money, friends, and motorcycles and cars. Full throttle, all the time, no limits either up or down. Or sideways for that matter, as I’ll explain in my final paragraph.

    The name of this book is “Bouncing Off Guardrails”, which is clearly a metaphor for his wild younger life….much like a lot of us have been through in our 20s. At the low point of his life (early 30s) he met an older, wiser guy who was much like himself decades earlier, but had avoided most of the disasters of life. This guy told Axe that if he would just stay between the yellow lines on the highway of life—moderation—then things might just work out okay. And as the book concludes you can see that he did wise-up, and began to enjoy his wild life even more by toning it down a notch or two and by thinking about the consequences before doing something stupid. Before that, he had been crossing those yellow lines and touching those guardrails. If that describes your life…read this book. You might grow up earlier, or ever.

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    Very Good and entertaining book. Gives you the perspective from

    Very Good and entertaining book. Gives you the perspective from someone who's truly lived life to the fullest and "maybe" grown from it and is wiser for the scars. Absolutely worth the read!!

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    Very forthright & candid portrayal by author Axe who "p

    Very forthright & candid portrayal by author Axe who "pulls-no-punches" in expressively telling it like you’ve never read before.
    “Entertainingly audacious” as the Axe takes you into various entanglements you’re easily able to relate to through your own parallel life experiences.
    A must read for those looking for shocking enrichment!!!…

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