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Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean
Contributor(s): Hamilton, Laird, Borra, Julian
ISBN: 1635652901     ISBN-13: 9781635652901
Publisher: Rodale Pr
    OUR PRICE: $23.39  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: March 2019
Annotation: In this follow-up to his New York Times bestselling book Force of Nature, surfing legend Laird Hamilton condenses his worldview into three simple blocks of thinking, feeling, and doing.

Big-wave surfer, fitness icon, and entrepreneur Laird Hamilton reveals the secrets behind his success and breaks down the principles that have motivated his extraordinary life in Liferider--a prescriptive narrative that condenses Hamilton's unique worldview into its three distinct elements: heart, body, and soul.
     HEART, the first of three sections in the book, explores the intrinsic motivation that drives our lives and everyday actions. BODY explores everything that affects our physical manifestations: our genetics, environment, foods, exercise, and even our breath. SOUL seeks to help us make sense of the cat's cradle of beliefs we all carry with us, what we expect of them, and what they really mean to us.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mind and body.
Conduct of life.
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Surfing
- Biography & Autobiography | Sports
- Body, Mind & Spirit | Inspiration & Personal Growth
Dewey: 128/.2
LCCN: 2018057502
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.50" W x 0.50" (0.85 lbs) 238 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): LAIRD HAMILTON is an American athlete, surfer, author, inventor, stuntman, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father, and adrenaline junkie. He is regarded as one of today's best-known big-wave surfers. In addition to riding many of the biggest waves on the planet, Laird is known as the world-renowned innovator and guiding genius of crossover board sports, including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and hydrofoil boarding. He lives in Malibu, California.

Reviewed by PW Annex Reviews (Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews)

Surfer Hamilton (Take Every Wave) offers simplistic and shop-worn advice in this self-help manual that reads like an infomercial for his Liferider philosophy, which is based on five pillars: death & fear, heart, body, soul, and connectivity. Individuals need to experience fear, Hamilton believes, to understand serenity completely; hanging in the space between life and death—in surfing, for example—allows them to face such fear ("Fear is about respect. Fear leads to informed action"). Regarding soul, Hamilton posits that trust and reciprocity involve listening and learning—and, in turn, learning fosters growth in one's soul as well as their body. Tying his concepts together in the chapter "Everything Is Connected," Hamilton encourages individuals to engage with the world around them, eat well, and develop compassion for others. Laird concludes with the tired suggestion that people should live life to its fullest and offers rudimentary adages ("everything is connected"; "try something new"; "our heart is connected to our feelings"). Even Laird's fans will be left wishing for a more focused, profound book. (Mar.)

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