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Occy: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Mark Occhilupo
Contributor(s): Occhilupo, Mark, Baker, Tim
ISBN: 1741666767     ISBN-13: 9781741666762
Publisher: Random House Australia
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 2010
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Child star at 16, ranked third in the world at 17, Mark Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical, spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing. Yet a spiraling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his flame out prematurely when he quit the pro tour at just 22. Faltered comebacks, spectacular bursts of free-surfing, and manic breakdowns followed as the surfing world watched a freakish talent self-combust. After years spent immobile and overweight on the couch, Occy eventually emerged from his cocoon, reborn and ready to tackle a whole new generation of surf stars. His celebrated comeback to win the world title in 1999 is a sporting fairytale without equal. In this no-holds barred account, Occy tells the complete, remarkable story of his spectacular rise, terrifying fall, and miraculous rebirth.

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BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Surfing
- Biography & Autobiography | Sports
Dewey: 797
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.00" W x 1.00" (0.55 lbs) 309 pages
 
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Child star at 16, ranked third in the world at 17, Mark Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical, spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing. Yet a spiraling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his flame out prematurely when he quit the pro tour at just 22. Faltered comebacks, spectacular bursts of free-surfing, and manic breakdowns followed as the surfing world watched a freakish talent self-combust. After years spent immobile and overweight on the couch, Occy eventually emerged from his cocoon, reborn and ready to tackle a whole new generation of surf stars. His celebrated comeback to win the world title in 1999 is a sporting fairy tale without equal. In this no-holds-barred account, Occy tells the complete, remarkable story of his spectacular rise, terrifying fall, and miraculous rebirth.


Contributor Bio(s):
Tim Baker has contributed to Rolling Stone, GQ, and Playboy and is the author ofGo Surf and the coauthor of Bustin' Down the Door.