Tony Hawk has won more than 60 contests, invented close to 50 manoeuvres, and in the 1999 X Games, made history by landing the first 900-degree aerial in skateboarding history. Though he's one of the most recognisable of modern-day athletes, Hawk's road to superstardom hasn't been steady or easy.
This book takes a look at skateboarding's most recent history while telling the exhilarating story of Hawk's rise to fame and multi-million-dollar fortune in the 1980s, his crashing descent to near pauper in the early 1990s, with barely enough money to pay for lunch, and his meteoric ascent to legendary skateboarding virtuoso today.
He also describes his father's undying support for his unconventional son: not only did he drive him daily to the local skatepark, but he also started the National Skateboarding Association in the US. With brutal honesty, he recalls the stories of love, loss, bad hairdos, embarrassing 80s clothes, and detrmination that have shaped his life.
'Hawk' is the touching, inspiring tale of one man's perseverance and determination through incredible ups and downs to become the greatest skateboarding master of all time.