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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: It Books; New edition edition (August 2, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060556196
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060556198
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rodney Mullen is a former freestyle world champion with the best contest record in professional skating. He’s credited with laying the foundation for street skating and was voted the 2002 Skater of the Year. And he hates horses. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife.



Sean Mortimer was the editor of Skate -- boarder magazine and coauthored Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder with Tony Hawk. He lives in Oceanside, California, with his wife and son.


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A very quick read that's hard to put down.
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I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves skateboarding or reading about an incredible athlete/person.
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Reading his story in the book, i feel like i know him, and his struggles with the board.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By P. G Lee on July 26, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What a great story. For those of you who don't know, Rodney Mullen is arguably the most influential and important skater in modern street skating. This story isn't so much about a misfit becoming one the greatest skaters of all time, as it is about a person's struggle to win the respect and love of a demanding and intimidating father, who can't accept him for who he is. This is a sad, courageous, and inspiring story that is most of all, a very human story. A very quick read that's hard to put down. There's not a boring page to be found.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Steve Larmon on July 30, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The first time I saw Rodney Mullen was in 1986 at the University of Florida. I was between classes and, obviously Rodney was too. I was a skateboarder from 1976 to 1980 and had kept up with what was going on after that so, I knew who Rodney Mullen was. For about 30 minutes, I watched him do the most amazing tricks I had ever seen. He was skating by himself and I was the only one watching him.

Now that I am 40, my 11 year old son is getting into skateboarding. I wondered, "Whatever happened to Rodney Mullen?"

I found this book through a search for "Rodney Mullen" on Amazon. His story is very inspirational. I'm glad that he was able to find peace with his father and find happiness.

I can't imagine anyone doing for skateboarding what Rodney Mullen has done.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 24, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is the story of Rodney Mullen, the most important street/freestyle skater ever. In this book you read about his life, from his birth, to first skateboard, to winning the world championship in freestyle. You will also read about how he started four of the most known skate companies ever; Enjoi, Almost, World Industries, and Tensor Truck co.. Included in this book is his story of growing up with a father that made his children give up there favorite pass times to pursue the fathers dreams of growing up succesfully. This is, no doubt, the most important book on skaeting ever; From Rodney Mullen inveting the flat ground ollie (or just ollie) to making the 'magic flip' (kickflip) to then creating of 30 of todays most popular tricks.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brad900zu on October 25, 2004
Format: Hardcover
As a native Floridian it is cool to read about someone from Florda that has mabe a grave impact on the skateboarding world. I am a 11 year skater and have been a big fan of Rodney Mullen for a long time. This book should be on the shelves and coffee tables of every skater around the world.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mikenike192 on January 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Im a skater and this booked made me relize alot of things about rodney i didnt ever know. The main thing was about his father about how he always fights with him. Rodney is also like a super genious and a very religious guy. He is one of my favorite skaters and now this book had made me respect his work ethic and ability to hold on even when it gets tough.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark E. Abbott on November 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
i am a skateboarder and i normally do not read books. the past week, i could not put down "mutt-how to skateboard and not kill yourself". this book grabbed a hold of me and did not let go. Rodney Mullen and Sean Mortimer have done a phenomonal job keeping the reader interested in this book that tells an amazing story of an amazing person.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Denise Rico on October 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
In the book "The Mutt" it shows the life of Rodney Mullens struggles of becoming a pro skateboarder. This book kept me very interested through the whole book. This book wasn not like other autobiographies, this one had a very interesting story to it and was very exciting to read. It was very fun for me to read because I like to skateboard as well. I was able to see how difficult it was for him to get to the point of his life where he is now.

I liked this book also because of the information he shared of his childhood as skater. He showed things that i never knew about of when he was a child and an adult. In some sense i was able to compare some of my life to his. We both had struggles in School and with girls and have had some family issues. Which was one of the things that kept me interested in his book.

So in conclusion I think that all skaters should read this book. Im sure any skater can relate to this book. After finishing the book i lend it to a freind who i later found out that he enjoyed it as much as I did. So if any body likes autobiograpghies on sports athletes then i suggest reading this book. And this is why I enjoyed "The Mutt"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Field on January 6, 2014
Format: Paperback
The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Your Self

My name is Michael D., I am 14 years old and I’ve been riding skateboards since I was 7 years old.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read funny skateboarding stories and has a book report due.

I liked how Rodney and his co-author broke the chapters up into different sections. The chapters are long but the section headers were funny which made me want to keep reading. Aspiring Plagiarist was one of my favorites.

He wrote the story like he talks; it’s not a dry instruction manual. Rodney Mullen was super honest about everything including a few illegal things.

Rodney talked his dad into letting him skateboard. He waited till the right time to ask his dad for a skateboard. Rodney’s dad was a surgeon and saw to many kids getting hurt skateboarding. Rodney promised to wear all of the safety equipment, and his dad said yes.

Rodney and his family worked together to build a half-pipe so he could practice tricks at home. A few weeks later they had to tear it down after the neighbors complained about the noise.

The surf shop his sister worked at sponsored Rodney. Instead of getting paid he got discounts at the shop for his skateboard. But at 13, that’s pretty cool.
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