By Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, David Peisner
"Glover proves himself to be an enticing storyteller, ripping via his bumpy, trouble-filled adolescence, his upward push to semi-fame and his descent to drug and alcohol habit with a train-without-brakes momentum...Steve-O additionally will get issues for truth-telling, describing his incessant undesirable habit with unflinching honesty, and he eventually comes throughout as a humorous, cute, sometimes embarrassing goofball cousin." --Kirkus
Fame will be addictive. From his early days videotaping loopy skateboard stunts to starring within the blockbuster Jackass franchise, there has been little that Stephen "Steve-O" Glover wouldn't do for realization. no matter if it was once stapling his nutsack to his leg, diving right into a pool choked with elephant crap, or regularly risking loss of life invading the non-public lives of sharks, lions, tigers, and bears, virtually not anything used to be out of bounds. because the stunts received crazier, his lifestyles saved velocity. He built a crippling dependancy to medications and alcohol, and an obsession along with his personal star that proved approximately as risky.
Steve-O has been a guy looking for a focus virtually on account that delivery. becoming up around the globe, due to his father's occupation as a company govt, he used to be the child who'd drink handfuls of salt which will make neighbors. After he stole a video digicam from his dad as undefined, his destiny direction used to be kind of sealed. pictures of himself skateboarding quickly gave strategy to photos of himself atmosphere his hair on hearth or doing again flips off condominium structures into shallow swimming pools. After detours to numerous hospitals, a few jails, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown university, he landed, fairly obviously, on MTV's Jackass, in 2000. He took to reputation love it was once the very factor lacking from his lifestyles, however it was once by no means adequate. He crammed the void with booze and medication, and shortly begun treating his complete reasonable it was once one big--and supremely risky--stunt.
In 2008, Steve-O holed up in his West Hollywood condominium, the place he drank, snorted, smoked, huffed, and swallowed medicinal drugs round the clock--and begun broadcasting his downward spiral on the web. eventually, his Jackass comrade Johnny Knoxville and 7 different neighbors staged an intervention and compelled him right into a psychiatric ward opposed to his will, eventually saving his lifestyles. at the present time he has been fresh and sober for greater than 3 years.
Professional Idiot recounts the lunacy, the debauchery, the stunts, the drug dependancy and the trail to restoration and redemption with a similar bravado and humor that experience endeared Steve-O to such a lot of. Hilarious, harrowing, and encouraging by surprise, Professional Idiot will entertain these who've been with him on his many wild rides, in addition to shock and intrigue those that understand him in simple terms because the man keen to do anything--no topic how painful--for fun.
"...enjoy Steven `Steve-O' Glover's hilarious and alarming story of `Jackass' mayhem, yet don't stick to his instance and you'll maintain your grey cells intact."
"If you suggestion you had noticeable and heard all of it, it is a entire new model [of] thoroughly uncensored."