Taking Flak: My life in the fast lane

Taking Flak: My life in the fast lane

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by Dan Pastorini with John P. Lopez
     
 

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He was an NFL superstar and Drag Racing icon. He had Hollywood starlets on his arm and a legion of fans in the palms of his hands. Dan Pastorini lived on the edge and palye don the brink.
No oneâ"least of all Pastoriniâ"knew what the next turn would bring. His life was indulgent, brilliant, cursed and humbling. He was known a s the toughest man in… See more details below

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He was an NFL superstar and Drag Racing icon. He had Hollywood starlets on his arm and a legion of fans in the palms of his hands. Dan Pastorini lived on the edge and palye don the brink.
No oneâ"least of all Pastoriniâ"knew what the next turn would bring. His life was indulgent, brilliant, cursed and humbling. He was known a s the toughest man in football, a cover-boy heart-throb and a soft-hearted friend. He changed the way NFL quarterbacks played the game, donning the first Flak Jacket to protect three shattered ribs. He threw perhaps the most fateful pass in playoff history, a controversial championship moment that led to use of NFL replay. He was involved in a tragic speed boating accident. He beat âBig Daddyâ Don Garlits and all of drag racingâs best. He was the hero in the most triumphant return an NFL team ever received. He never backed down from anything or anyone, falling into notorious scraped and life-altering lows. He married a Playboy model and posed for Playgirl. He dated Farrah Fawcett and was the most iconic figure in a Wild West era when Texas oil boomed and gluttony prevailed.
Dan Pastorini never has told the whole story. Until now. This is the story of a gifted, hard-driving kid from California who never stopped going fast or chasing dreams. No matter how much flak he took.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467044660
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
10/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
886,695
File size:
4 MB

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