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First I want to thank the forum members who've already read the book. I've now been signed by a real (not print-on-demand) publisher, and even have a publicist hired to try to promote the new edition. I'm still in the red, but I'm having tax-deductible fun and new experiences. The book is pre-S1K, only mentioning the idea of getting one at the end, but still has plenty about cars, motorcycles, guns, guitars, and other fun stuff.

I started writing "Bouncing off Guardrails" the week before open heart surgery at age 34 in my chopper/motorcycle shop in Florida as i tried to untangle the mess in my brain. I decided to turn it into a book after a year of taking notes on the surgery, recovery, and how much I learned about appreciating life, living healthy, and making every minute count in life. After all, in a few more years, I have to roll the dice again, and time waits for no one.

With new books in hand from the new publisher, the signed copies of the book are available for $16.95 + $3.99 S&H + tax for TX res's at Home. When ordering through paypal on the site, specify your S1000RR login for a $2 rebate to be included with the book when I send it. The book is also currently available on Nook and Kindle, and pre-orders are available through B&N and Amazon as well. MSRP will be $21.95. The back cover trailer is shown below.

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Axe is no saint and burns his candle at both ends with a flame thrower in the center. After bouncing from one guardrail to the other in numerous facets of life, even his .44 magnum can’t protect him from the grim reaper as he faces open heart surgery at age thirty-four. When pending demise slams his brakes, this white collar rock star is forced to shake the Etch-a-Sketch of his life. He survives humble and weak, but still alive.

As his health slowly returns, he captures observations, thoughts, and memories that help him to better understand the world and people around him. More important are the internal lessons he learns as he creates an improved version of himself who’s healthier and happier, but still a fiend for excitement. The whiskey in Axe’s veins is replaced with adrenaline, and pure passions like heavy metal, crunching guitars, and roaring motorcycles are fully realized in his celebration of freedom and life. “Bouncing off Guardrails” is a true, inspirational memoir that intelligently and graphically illustrates a drastic transition from a self-destructive underdog to a man gripping every experience by the throat and cherishing it.

“I guess the distinctiveness in my story lies not within one particular trait, but a combination of multiple extreme experiences and characteristics. The appeal may really be the fact that it’s wild enough to be fiction, but so genuine and honest that it has to be true.” – Axe
 

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I just had my first episode of Blogtalkradio this past Thursday. It's me reading from the book if you'd like to get a flavor for it and listen. The shows are planned for 6 am CST every Thursday. You can listen to episode 1 at blogtalkradio. Be advised, the language is explicit. enjoy!

From a while back too, I'd had an interview with the local rock station on the book and some of the public speaking. I added video to the interview to add a little dimension to the interview.

 
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