As a homeless child prodigy, Harley Flanagan played drums for bands at Max’s Kansas City and CBGBs, and was taught to play bass by the famed black band Bad Brains, and drank with the notorious Lemmy of Motörhead. Most famously, Harley became a member of the famous hardcore band The Cro-Mags, and disputes accusations of stabbing two band members.
An evocative collection of black-and-white and full-color photographs profiles the intriguing world of urban skaters, capturing the lives of the subjects, a group of Latino in-line skaters in the southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in both words and images.
Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality
Author: Brad Warner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation. The subtitle says it all: there has never been a book like this.
When Sergeant Major “Iron Mike” D. Mervosh enters a room, he instantly becomes the center of attention as younger Marines crowd around him to listen to his stories and have their photos taken with him. He is an icon Marine who served thirty-five years in the Marine Corps and ultimately became the most senior enlisted man in all the armed services. In Hardcore “Iron Mike,” author Gregg Stoner tells Iron Mike’s story, the story of an Iwo Jima conqueror. A combination of anecdotes gained from interviews of Iron Mike and commentary and background information from Stoner, this memoir tells about Iron Mike’s early years growing up in Pittsburgh in the Great Depression and how he decided to join the Marine Corps when the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbor. It shares the highlights of the storied Marine’s combat years where he served in three wars. Including a collection of letters and stories by various Marine comrades, Hardcore “Iron Mike” narrates the story of a man who served his fellow soldiers and his country with bravery, valor, and pride.
What does it feel like to fall through a flaming table for the very first time? Or the umpteenth time for that matter. In the fresh off-the-cuff style that has earned him legions of admirers and made his previous wrestling books massive worldwide bestsellers, Foley gives readers a blow-by-blow first-hand account of exactly what it is like to step into the wrestling ring. As a champion wrestler he was known both for his tenacity in the ring and for the fearlessness which led him to take extraordinary risks in any number of groundbreaking dangerous stunts. And as an industry insider he offers a unique perspective on what it was like to perform at that level which readers will never find anywhere else. In HARDCORE DIARIES Mick Foley will take fans right inside a hardcore match, vividly recreating his experiences, and revealing how mentally and physically preparing for this extremely challenging sport has helped him become the legend he is today.
HE'D BREAK THE LAW TO GET HIS KIDS BACK The twins were all Josh Parker had in this world. So when they were kidnapped, he couldn't rely on his Texas Rangers star to get them back safely. Or involve Tracey Cassidy, the only person he trusted to care for his children. A family of criminals was asking him to break the law if he ever wanted to see his children again. But when Tracey caught wind of his plan, she knew no matter how big Josh's heart was, he had a future with his twins to look forward to. They needed their father. And this was one burden he wouldn't have to shoulder alone.
This book is my humble contribution to the world, a naive attempt to transpire my own experiences of what it took of me to stand for aspirations so big, that it took me awhile just to understand that I need to" give up nothing" in order to achieve them. This book is for everyone who loves to live life to its fullest. It is about embracing your fears of exploring life, love, breakthroughs, breakdowns and choices. It's about knowing what it takes to stand for your own dreams. This book has made an attempt to touch, move and inspire all those, particularly young leaders who stand for their aspirations in the face of no possibility. In process of writing this book in past 8 years I got that: “I'm here for the results and the opportunity of living in pure & honest intentions. I'm the possibility of being a river of dreams and miracles through commitment. I am here to have my life be on the hot seat..., to be willing to go through breakdowns or whatever else happens to get to the breakthroughs that give me my life. I'm here to invent new ways of being-based on nothing – to show up in my life and in the world. I am here because in my intuitive heart I know that my life on earth revolves around bringing the new modes of conversations into the world, especially with researchers and for world peace. I'm here to give my love to others, because I can and because it is the same love that they have for me." The book " My Dreams Are Not For Sale" is a literary masterpiece, an humble contribution to the world. The author tries to share her profound experiences in order to achieve her goals in life! An eye-opening, non-fiction, motivational genre book, allows one to understand the virtues behing living the life to its fullest. The book discusses different facets of life vis-a-vis authors insights on breakthroughs, breakdowns, love, making the right choices, and commitment! The book empowers and inspires you, as it takes you through the journey of life's miracles that are awaiting for you to own them! A profoundly honest, and captivating work, this book is a literary beacon of hope!
For the past 16 years, Cadillac Man (so named because he was once hit by an El Dorado and thereafter bore an imprint of its hood ornament) has lived on the streets of New York City. Over those years, he has recorded the facts of his daily life - the harsh realities of surviving on the street, the often tragic encounters with the non-homeless world, the deep bonds with his fellow homeless, and the surprisingly varied realities of life on the outside - writing hundreds of thousands of words in a series of spiral bound notebooks. "My Life in the Streets" distills those journals into a memoir of homeless life that is peopled with indelible characters and packed with gripping stories. In a gritty, poignant, and funny voice, Cadillac narrates his descent into homelessness, the travails and unexpected freedoms of his life, and the story of his love affair with a young runaway, whom he eventually (and tragically) reunites with her family. The United States has 700,000 homeless people; ultimately, Cadillac's story is their story.
In a far future where a Junk alien scourge multiplies across Quad-Gal, Combat K are charged with finding the Junk’s homeland and annihilating the enemy. Mission: a quick SLAM drop to Sick World, a long-abandoned hospital planet once dedicated to curing the deformed, the insane, the dying and the dead. As daylight fades, so hibernation ends. The Medical Staff of Sick World, the doctors, nurses, patients and deviants, abandoned with extreme prejudice, a thousand-year gestation of hardcore medical mutation and accelerated healthcare technology; they can smell fresh meat. And Keenan, Pippa and Franco face their toughest battle yet. You’ll never look at a nurse the same way again.