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Hosoi: my life as a skateboarder, junkie, inmate pastor

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A mix of Tony Hawk and Brian Welch comes together in skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi, who reveals everything about his rise, fall, and redemption, in this amazing tell-all--from being named the greatest skater of all time to bottoming out on drugs to finally finding redemption through God.

Fans of Slater Kelly's Pipe Dreams and Brian Welch's Save Me From Myself, and followers of Tony Alva, Jay Adams, and Steve Caballero, will be captivated by this extraordinary, star-studded story, a gripping read that ranges from the heart of the 1980s skateboarding scene to the inside of a prison, from Hollywood parties to intense prayer sessions.

Hosoi: My Life as a Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor takes readers to the heart of one little-known world after another--and he portrays them in all their gore and glory for all the world to see.

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display_description Raised at the legendary Marina Del Rey Skatepark--where his father was the manager and the Dogtown and Z-Boys crew were his mentors--Christian Hosoi never questioned that he would become a full-time skateboarder. But no one could have predicted his meteoric rise to the apex of a burgeoning sport--or the spectacular way he would crash and then create himself anew. At the height of his celebrity in the late 1980s and early '90s, Hosoi was the highest-paid skateboarder in the world. But the kid who first got stoned at age eight later found himself smoking meth full-time. In January 2000, he was convicted for trafficking $65,000 worth of methamphetamine across state lines. Here, Hosoi recounts the crushing reality of his prison sentence and the day he made the phone call that would save him--to his now-wife, Jennifer. She guided Hosoi toward Christianity, to the faith that sustained him in prison, welcoming him into a new life when he was released nearly five years later.--From publisher description.
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