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Cheating The Impossible: Ideas and Recipes from a Rebellious High-Wire Artist (Kindle Single) by [Petit, Philippe]
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Length: 53 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Add up the whimsical typography, frequent parenthetical asides, many mixed metaphors, occasional non-native phrasing, gratuitous exclamation points, and each chapter's suggested musical and literary accompaniment, and you may find that Philippe Petit's Kindle Single offers a reading experience almost as dizzying as the literal high-wire acts for which he is rightfully renowned. This is the man, remember, who illegally strung a 350-pound wire between the World Trade Center towers and dazzled New Yorkers with a 45-minute performance that earned him notoriety as the world's foremost practitioner of "artistic crime." An assemblage of "ideas and recipes," Cheating the Impossible collects Petit's thoughts on intellect, physicality, mind-body duality, and how to tie a proper knot, among other ruminations that range from the self-congratulatory to the charismatically absurd. "I'm taking you with me on the high wire!" Petit promises on the first page, and true to his word, this singular performer's prose yields a brisk reading adventure that's nothing if not vertiginous. --Jason Kirk

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  • File Size: 1186 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Publisher: TED Conferences (July 18, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 18, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008JGSLGC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #717,440 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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