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Colten Moore Keith O'Brien
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Catching the Sky

Colten Moore Keith O'Brien


Atria Books

Biography: general;
Biography: sport;
Extreme sports


272 pages

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Discover the true uplifting, exhilarating, tragic and triumphant (The Dallas Morning News) story of the Moore brothers' heartbreaking experience at the Aspen Winter X Games from the man who lived it as he struggled to move on from tragedy, defeat the odds, honor his family, and win gold.

Colten and Caleb Moore were two brothers who heeded the call of extreme sports. Their dreams, paired with hard work and family sacrifice, eventually became reality. With their striking athleticism, innovation, and appetite for risk, the Moore brothers became stars on the burgeoning freestyle ATV and snowmobile circuits. If it had wheels or treads, they could flip it-often higher and better than anyone else-joining a band of pioneers intent on breaking new ground and in a new sport before multitudes of fans at the X Games and beyond.

In this vivid, page-turning adventure narrative, Colten Moore offers a profound and deeply moving perspective on his life and that of his older brother, who tragically lost his life while competing in Aspen in 2013. Catching the Sky is a clear-eyed look at extreme sports, what drives people to take wild chances, and how one man, Colten, couldn't stop even after the worst possible outcome. His story reminds us that we can dream and sometimes achieve the impossible, that we can follow our own path, that we can lose everything, only to find it again-often in the most unlikely place.

By:   Colten Moore
With:   Keith O'Brien
Imprint:   Atria Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   288g
ISBN:   9781501117251
ISBN 10:   1501117254
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   March 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Colten Moore is a six-time X Games medalist and a pioneer in the world of extreme sports. He has competed and performed around the world but will always consider his native Texas home. He lives in suburban Dallas. Keith O'Brien is an award-winning journalist. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Slate, and on NPR. He is the author of Outside Shot, a book chronicling the power and meaning of basketball in rural Kentucky.

I didn t know anything about snowmobiling before I read Catching the Sky but we all know about family, personal tragedy, and redemption. True, the Moore brothers are more courageous or crazier, take your pick than most of us, but Colten s dream is everyone s dream: To live the life I wanted. It s hard not to admire Colten s determination to do exactly that and it s hard to put down Catching the Sky. Keith O Brien can flat-out write. --John U. Bacon author of the New York Times bestseller Endzone: The Rise, Fall and Return of Michiga

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