Cheating the Impossible: Ideas and Recipes from a Rebellious High-Wire Artist [NOOK Book]

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Join the legendary acrobat and performer Philippe Petit on a highly personal journey across the high-wire in his latest book, Cheating the Impossible: Ideas and Recipes from a Rebellious High-Wire Artist. Petit’s “recipes” will guide you through deep challenges to the personal and professional rewards that wait on the other side. In the form of a narrative that uses Petit’s life as a roadmap, Cheating the Impossible presents “patience and tenacity” as key ingredients to overcoming obstacles. Petit - who walked on...
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Cheating the Impossible: Ideas and Recipes from a Rebellious High-Wire Artist

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Overview

Join the legendary acrobat and performer Philippe Petit on a highly personal journey across the high-wire in his latest book, Cheating the Impossible: Ideas and Recipes from a Rebellious High-Wire Artist. Petit’s “recipes” will guide you through deep challenges to the personal and professional rewards that wait on the other side. In the form of a narrative that uses Petit’s life as a roadmap, Cheating the Impossible presents “patience and tenacity” as key ingredients to overcoming obstacles. Petit - who walked on a high wire between the World Trade Center towers in 1974 - reminds us that struggle is a valuable tool that has been replaced by crash courses and shortcuts. To cheat the impossible and escape the human condition one must always leave an action — either large or small—victoriously.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014930154
  • Publisher: TED Conferences, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/19/2012
  • Series: TED Books , #16
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 663,014
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Philippe Petit, universal poet laureate of the high-wire, was born in France and took his first steps on the wire at age 16. He learned everything by himself while being expelled from five different schools and taught himself Spanish, German, Russian and English. He also developed a keen appreciation for architecture and engineering.

On August 7, 1974, Philippe accomplished what may be the most astounding “artistic crime” of all time. He walked a high-wire illegally stretched between the rooftops of the Twin Towers of the World Center, making eight crossings over the course of an hour, a quarter-mile above the sidewalks of New York.
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