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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is really great! It has a short story about Jesse James, it's not really long, but it's pretty cool to read about different stuff about him. Most of the book is pictures, I love the styles of photographs. I'm a fan of art, I consider this an art book. It's too bad their isn't more pictures of his hot rods and his other machines. I seen it at a store a while back, but I finally got around to buying it. I got lucky and bought one that got signed by the man himself too.

Right now he is hated the media and many people for his personal problems, but I don't care what he does in his personal life. I know he worked very hard on his bikes and he is very talented at welding and building stuff with metal. Most people only knows his divorce, but they don't care about what great things he did and how he over came the odds and how he made a good living too. I have a lot of respect for the man by keeping it real all these years, I loved watching the Monster Garage episodes and Motorcycle Mania 2 and 3.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2010
I too recieved the book as a gift. We read it, we laughed, we used it for target pratice. Seems he left out the part about the crank and the fat chicks in NYC.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2010
Love the pics, but dont expect much reading...more of a photo shoot, but i love it. just want to make sure you know what you are getting.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2004
I was a bit disappointed in this book. I did like the bike photos that were shown... not many. Lots of filler of Jesse and his gang posing with guns. What looks like porn stars on the bikes.... I would rather just see the bikes man. I don't need to see pictures of Jesse playing tough guy holding a shotgun or burning money. Or his freaking dog dish with the WCC logo on it... my god. It makes you wonder what he is trying to make up for. His bikes are cool. They need to show more of them. And the text is pretty much a joke too... F this and F that. Its like a big kiss up to Jesse as a bike god or something and F the rest of you. If you pay full price for this book, you deserve to get beat down by Jesse.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Don't expect any lessons on how to build a custom Harley Davidson. This book is just pure eye candy. Considering that bike magazines are so expensive this book is worth buying for inspiration. As a 'coffee table book' (whatever that means!), it serves its purpose well, which is why I'm giving it 5 Stars.

I'm not really into custom Harleys (As far as H-Ds are concerned I would prefer a Buell X1 Lightning or Sundance Performance Super XR1200) but I appreciate the effort, skill and craftsmanship that goes into each of his bikes. Jesse James is famous because he's the real deal. He can actually do his own metalwork, shaping sheetmetal into a tank or fender, and does his own welding. His style is a bit on the extreme side of things, yet isn't bizzare or cartoonish, which is probably why he's successful.

I bought this book because I wanted to know ... "Who is this guy?" ... "Why is he so famous"? I've created a couple of special edition automobiles ... but why am I not even half as famous? :) We could all learn a bit about marketing, advertising and promotion from Jesse James. If you want to read about Jesse James himself, buy the Mike Seate book "Jesse James, the man and his machines".
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2004
I am a big fan of Monster Garage and of Jesse James. I bought this book after reading The Man and His Machines thinking it would provide an insight into who Jesse is and some details about his life and his struggles. The photo's of the bikes are great but I have seen those same photo's over and over again. I expected to see more photo's of Jesse. I also expected it would be a more autobiographical book, not something I needed a magnifying glass to read and finished within the hour. Jesse needs to release a true autobiography. His fans would love it.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2004
I received this book as a gift, which is the only reason it's not in a trash can right now. People are paying $17 for a bunch of recycled photos, only 40 or so of which portray Jesse James, along with a few hundred words of unreadable text? This is the "authorized" biography? Is the man's life so horrible that no one could write about it? Frankly, this book is an insult to Jesse's fans. If you want to read about Jesse, buy "Jesse James: The Man and His Machines," by Mike Seate.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2004
I saw Jesse James had a book coming out so I ordered it. Upon receiving it I read it in about an hour. My reason for ordering this book was to find out more info about the man that is not written in every publication out there. What I found is there is about 15 + pages of written words and the other 130+ pages are photos. Granted these are great photos, but I have seen most of then on the West Coast Choppers and the Chopper Dogs web sites. Most of the text about Jesse James I have read before. However, there are a few cool facts, photo's etc. The best pics are those with Jesse Jr. and Cisco(his dog). Overall, a really cool book. If you're a fan of Monster Garage and Choppers then this book is for you.
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