Saturday, July 18, 2009

Adventure Read

One Sunday, paging through the Washington Post review of books, I found this gem. Norman Ollestad has written a gripping memoir of his unusual upbringing in Malibu and Mexico in the late 1970's. The author's father, Norman Ollestad Sr., was a former child actor and FBI agent. He raised his son to be fearless; skiing black diamond mountains at age three and surfing some of the most dangerous waves of the Pacific Ocean in Topanga Beach and Mexico. The book is a love story about a father and son. Norman's unorthodox upbringing ultimately saved him from a harrowing plane crash at age 11. A truly inspiring and moving tale. Another Starbucks book pick and currently on the New York Times Bestseller List. You will not be disappointed in this book. Website:
Norman Ollestead on Youtube discussing his book.

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