Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America's Favorite Carpenter

Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America's Favorite Carpenter

by Ty Pennington, Travis Thrasher

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Overview

Ty Pennington shares stories from his life and offers a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite home shows!

As a kid, Ty Pennington had too much energy. He was chaotic, bouncing off the walls, and on a first-name basis with the local emergency room staff. Back then there wasn't public awareness of attention deficit disorder yet. People just thought Ty was rambunctious. A trouble maker. What do you do with a kid who just can't sit still? Who can't focus?

But Ty discovered something amazing when he was just a boy: he felt focused when he was building something. He discovered that he loved to work with his hands - to use tools and be creative. He loved to try new things, build and design new things.

In Life to the Extreme Ty shares his remarkable life story. In his characteristic humorous style, he takes you racing through his life with ADHD-infused diversions that will make you laugh out loud. He shares about how he was diagnosed with ADHD in college, and what it has meant to be an advocate for ADHD awareness. He shares about his start as a model and carpenter, and his eventual move to television where he starred in the hit shows Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces.

Life to the Extreme will inspire you. Ty's boundless energy and his sense of humor are infectious. You'll laugh. You might cry a little. And you'll definitely be inspired to change the lives of those around you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310357384
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 736
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Ty Pennington has been recognized as a leader not only in the television design field but also for his volunteerism through his work on Extreme Makeover and Ty’s Great British Adventure. He is back on the small screen in the new Trading Spaces, Small Business Revolution, and While You Were Out. He has served as an ambassador for the Sears American Dream campaign and continues to develop his role as a "global ambassador of goodness" with projects he is currently pursuing. In line with his passion for creative and practical housing, he volunteers time with Abod Shelters Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to provide sustainable, quality housing to areas in need around the world.


Bestselling author Travis Thrasher has written over 50 books and worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years. He has penned fiction in a variety of genres, from love stories and supernatural thrillers to young adult series. His inspirational stories have included collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes and pastors. He's also co-written memoirs and self-help books. His novelizations include Do You Believe? and God's Not Dead 2. Travis lives with his wife and three daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information on Travis, visit www.travisthrasher.com.

 

 

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Day 1 Surprising the Family 15

Day 2 Demolition 47

Day 3 Foundation 81

Day 4 Walls and Lines 107

Day 5 Rooms 129

Day 6 Love and Community 153

Day 7 Move That Bus 185

Epilogue 217

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