Boom and Bust

Surfing is a revered pastime around the world, and surfers are so often laidback, bronzed icons. But there is a darker side to surfing that is powder white. Cocaine and surfing are in a long-term love affair, the highs and lows of one ...

Author: Royce Kurmelovs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733638732

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This is a cautionary tale. About greed, irresponsibility and failing to learn from the past. Australia's mining boom is still talked about with a sense of awe. This once-in-a-lifetime event capped off 25 straight years of economic growth. Thanks to mining we sidestepped the worst of the Global Financial Crisis. To the rest of the world Australia was an economic miracle. And then the boom ended. Now Australia is grappling with what that means at a time of rising economic inequality and political upheaval. The end of the boom isn't about money - it's about people. Boom and Bust looks at what happens to those who came into vast wealth only to watch it dry up. To those who thought they had a good job for life, but didn't. The bust didn't just happen on stock-market screens - it was lived, and is still being lived right now, in dusty towns and cities all around the country. As he did in his bestselling book The Death of Holden, Royce Kurmelovs reveals the reality behind the headlines. Boom and Bust is a dirt-under-the-nails look at the winners, the losers and the impact of the boom that wasn't meant to end. This is a book all Australians should read. 'Brilliant and powerful' Nick Xenophon on Royce Kurmelovs' THE DEATH OF HOLDEN

The History of Surfing

In the 1980s, the country rose to the top tier of surfing nations—a phenomenon that seemed to miniaturize all other ... was “like fishing with dynamite”—and cocaine was often piled in white drifts across the nearest coffee table.

Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452100942

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 495

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This in-depth, photo-packed look at the history and culture of surfers is “meticulously researched, smartly written . . . required reading” (Outside Magazine). Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw, a former professional surfer and editor of Surfing magazine, has crafted an unprecedented, definitive history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. With more than 250 rare photographs, The History of Surfing reveals and defines this sport with a voice that is authoritative, funny, and wholly original. The obsessive nature of Warshaw’s endeavor is matched only by the obsessive nature of surfers, who are brought to life in this book in many tales of daring, innovation, athletic achievement, and the offbeat personalities who have made surfing history happen. “The world’s most comprehensive chronicler of the surfing scene.” —Andy Martin, The Independent

A Hard Kick in the Nuts

I mean, surfing is genuinely something I like to tell people about because I really like the idea of being a surfer. I like the gear, ... I wasn't interested in trying to surf, though, mostly because I had a whole lot of cocaine and ...

Author: Stephen Steve-O Glover

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306826771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

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Stephen "Steve-O" Glover—social media icon, comedy-touring stalwart, and star of Jackass—delivers a hilarious and practical guide to recovery, relationships, career, and how to keep thriving long after you should be dead. Steve-O is best known for his wildly dangerous, foolish, painful, embarrassing, and sometimes death-defying stunts. At age 48, however, he faces his greatest challenge yet: getting older. A Hard Kick in the Nuts: What I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Terrible Decisions is a captivating exploration of life and how to live it by an individual who has already lived way more than a lifetime’s worth of extreme experiences. Steve-O grapples with the right balance between maturity and staying true to yourself, not repeating your “greatest hits,” maintaining sobriety and a healthy regimen, avoiding selfishness, and finding the right partner for life. Having built a gargantuan and loyal social media following while establishing a successful stand-up career—all after a couple of decades of dubious behavior—Steve-O is proof that anyone can find meaning and fulfillment in life, no matter what path they choose. Packed with self-deprecating wit and gruelingly earned wisdom, A Hard Kick in the Nuts will reverberate with readers everywhere who have lived a lot (sometimes too much) and are now wondering how to approach the years to come. Or maybe just need some good motivation to get out of bed tomorrow. One of many tips: Be your own harshest critic, then cut yourself a break, and enjoy this book.

Anarchy in the Kitchen

Naked pool and spiderman Five-man twister in the back of a van The mafia on our heels Escaped on a boat Going round in circles and cocaine surfing How I ended up in Calabria in southern Italy is absolutely and totally mental, ...

Author: Auguste Knuckles

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1665586915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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Anarchy in the kitchen is a book I intended to write. I didn’t walk into a lamp post one morning and thought “fuck me I need to write a book”. My culinary journey spanning three decades was always going to be written. The carnage, the chaos, a chef with no filter. Anarchist in the kitchen, an enigma in yesterday’s culinary world. A psychedelic, hedonistic, vicious, emotional and passionate journey. Incomprehensible, unpredictable, Auguste Knuckles takes the reader on a demolition derby covering numerous avenues of the hospitality industry. A blinding and destructive obsession for his craft. A victim of child abuse and neglect, from a young age Knuckles struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. Powerless to escape the noxious scuttlebutt, Knuckles strives to move forward to achieve his career goal. Executive head chef within a prestigious 5* hotel with Michelin star status. Suffering with CPTSD, suicidal thoughts, OCD and a tsunami of professional issues. After three decades as a chef, Knuckles throws in the towel. Even after being announced as the next heavy weight champion of the world by George Foreman, it’s time to walk away from an obsessive and destructive love affair with the kitchen.

Women Food and God

The means to these ends happens to be food, but it could be alcohol, it could be work, it could be sex, it could be cocaine. Surfing the Internet. Talking on the phone. For a variety of reasons we don't fully understand (genetics, ...

Author: Geneen Roth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857201417

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 222

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Millions of us are locked into an unwinnable weight game, as our self-worth is shredded with every diet failure. Combine the utter inefficacy of dieting with the lack of spiritual nourishment and we have generations of mad, ravenous self-loathing women. So says Geneen Roth, in her life-changing new book, Women, Food and God. Since her 1991 bestseller, When Food Is Love, was published, Roth has taken the sum total of her experience and combined it with spirituality and psychology to explain women's true hunger. Roth's approach to eating is that it is the same as any addiction - an activity to avoid feeling emotions. From the first page, readers will be struck by the author's intelligence, humour and sensitivity, as she traces the path of overeating from its subtle beginnings through to its logical end. Whether the drug is booze or brownies, the problem is the same: opting out of life. She powerfully urges readers to pay attention to what they truly need - which cannot be found in a supermarket. She provides seven basic guidelines for eating (the most important is to never diet) and shares reassuring, practical advice that has helped thousands of women who have attended her highly successful seminars. Truly a thinking woman's guide to eating - and an anti-diet book - women everywhere will find insights and revelations on every page.

This Flanders

i can be anything i want come night except faint-hearted or mundane, hold my hand i'll take you there, show you how to trip without cocaine. surfing the moonbeams like Kelly slater When good folk are asleep, snoring off their heads.

Author: Gregory John Hilder

Publisher: Australian Self Publishing Group

ISBN: 0987287370

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 67

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This Flanders is the third in a trilogy of ballads. The lead ballad in this book – which is the book’s title – is a dedication to Australia’s World War 1 Diggers and honours their memory. There follows a variegated collection of verse telling stories of celebrated people and events of the past; of iconic places, right down to the hard yakka of ordinary men trying to make some sense of life and its hardships. This book is, in a sense, a train ride. Turning each page is like pulling into each station where you will discover that each stop has its own fascinating and unique story to tell. I sincerely hope you enjoy your journey reading, This Flanders.

Weekly World News

Stunning new research reveals that there's something millions of Americans indulge in that's as addictive as shooting heroin or smoking crack cocaine: Surfing Internet sex sites! That's the conclusion of Dr. Doug Sorenson, ...





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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub is a leading entertainment news site.

Australian Beach Cultures

When a federal grand jury in the United States indicted the Hawaiian surfer Reno Abellira for conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and marijuana, Australia's Surfing Life urged readers to 'hide him, give him shelter, ...

Author: Douglas Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136338470

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

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Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture.

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

4 cocaine UK, 1999 percy adverb per se (intrinsically) UK, 1994 Percy Thrower noun a telephone. ... a person who behaves histrionically AUSTRALIA, 1960 perf surf noun excellent surfing conditions AUSTRALIA, 1987 perico noun cocaine.

Author: Terry Victor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134615345

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 740

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Reviews of the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 2005: The king is dead. Long live the king! The old Partridge is not really dead; it remains the best record of British slang antedating 1945 Now, however, the preferred source for information about English slang of the past 60 years is the New Partridge. James Rettig, Booklist, American Library Association Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes. Ian Sansom, The Guardian The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, dudes, pill-popping truck drivers, hackers, rappers and more. The Concise New Partridge is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning its rude, its delightful, and its a prize for anyone with a love of language.

Operation Playboy

Playboy Surfers Turned International Drug Lords - The Explosive True Story Kathryn Bonella ... according to your passport stamp, then I assume that you also brought cocaine with you on that trip, maybe also in surfboards.

Author: Kathryn Bonella

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787476952

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

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Sex. Drugs. Danger. Death. FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF BESTSELLERS HOTEL KEROBOKAN AND SNOWING IN BALI This is the adrenaline-pumping story of the world's most audacious drug runners and the police hunt, 'Operation Playboy', to track them down. These drug-running playboys travel the globe: they ski in Europe, surf in Bali, hook up with celebrity models and live in five-star hotels. They are 24/7 party boys with brass balls, steely nerves and reckless ambitions. They pay for their high-risk, hedonistic lifestyle by trafficking cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana on international flights and through the world's biggest airports. But to ride the wave you have to roll the dice. And in this game a bust means prison - or even a firing squad. A Brazilian cop is watching closely, determined to close the net. With a small team, he battles corrupt colleagues and bent judges to learn the secrets of the playboys and bring about their downfall. Celebrated true-crime writer and journalist Kathryn Bonella has travelled the world to collect first-person testimony from an international network of mules and their bosses, as well as from the elite cops who are hot on their trail. The result is a page-turning, white-knuckle thriller - the true story of a manhunt codenamed OPERATION PLAYBOY.