Our good friend Sean Mortimer just released a new book about skateboarding called Stalefish, and to celebrate, we're giving away three copies along with some free Emerica shoes!
How is professional skateboarding different from, say, professional
golfing? More scabs, for one. And is skateboarding actually a sport? In Stalefish, veteran journalist and former sponsored skater Mortimer interviews Steve Alba, Bob Burnquist Jim Fitzpatrick, Tommy Guerrero, Dave Hackett, Kevin Harris, Chris Haslam, Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Steve Olson, Stacy Peralta, Daewon Song, Jamie Thomas and Mike Vallely in search of answers, and to discover what drove them and millions of other disenfranchised youth to obsess over empty pools, sewer ditches and handrails. This book may not settle the sport vs. subculture vs. cult debate, but with stories of skate-induced ulcers, skatepark torture, ramp arson, trespassing, the birth of punk and more, it captures how skateboarding can derail your life in a beautiful way.
Sean Mortimer was a sponsored skateboarder in the late ’80s. He is the former editor of SkateBoarder magazine and the author of HAWK Occupation: Skateboarder with Tony Hawk and The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself with Rodney Mullen.
For a chance to win, just explain in 25 words or less in the comments below why you love to read. First place wins one free pair of Emerica shoes of their choice and one copy of Stalefish signed by Tony Hawk, Dave Hackett, Kevin Harris, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen and Mike Vallely. Second and third place still get shoes and a book, just no autographs. Read the Official Rules.