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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.
Posted February 15, 2012
Andy Mc.donald is shreds the gnar when it comes to sk8boarding man!!!! I may be really young only at age 12 , but He makes me want to go big on my sk8boarding and sk8boarding dream after i read this book !!!!!!! ( :Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 25, 2011
Posted May 13, 2011
This is a story of the life of Andy Mac. He grew up in a poorer part of Boston, with his older brother and mother. His dad moved to Michigan when his divorced so he spent summers there. Once he discovered skating he lost interest in all other sports and commited fully to skating. Since he didnt have a lot of money, he had to steal wood from local constuction sites to build the ramps that would launch him to fame. He Moved to California once he graduated from high school. Unfortunatly for him this was the time when skate boarding had taken a plumet in popularity and he was barely making it doing odd jobs around San Fransico. But finally he got a chance for success when his friend started up a new company that agreed to spsonsor him. He started winning compititions and making it big, getting new better sponsors. Even when his family and friends said he would never make it as a professional skater he managed to pull it off and get paid to do what he loved. I like how honest he was about what happened, even when it wasn't the highlight of his life. The message he really wanted to get across was that if you love something, you will find a way to make it happen, even against all odds. I would recommend this to anyone who likes skateboarding or just a good rags to riches against the odds story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 12, 2009
This book was very good. I learned how Andy Mac, one of my favorite skateborders, came to be. It told me about the obsticles he faced becoming a professional skater and how they made him grow. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes or has an interest in skateboarding. Also to get word out for all andy has contributed to skating.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 15, 2006
In the Book 'Dropping in with Andy Mac' I though it was greatly written, and he has accomplished many thing s in his lifetime so far, I suggest that you read this book, or get it for your son/daughter that is into skateboarding. I really enjoyed this book because he had a very interesting childhood.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.