Jay Boy: The Early Years of Jay Adams

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Universe Publishing(NY)
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9.6 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author

Jay Adams's stepfather Kent Sherwood is an aerospace engineer and photographer and one of the founders of Z-Flex Skateboards. Legendary skateboarder Tony Alva is most prominently known as one of the original Z-Boys. C. R. Stecyk III is a multimedia artist and writer. He was a writer and production designer on the documentary film Dogtown and Z-Boys. Stecyk cofounded the Zephyr atelier. Glen E. Friedman is a celebrated skate, hip-hop, and punk photographer. He is the author of My Rules.


"'Jay Boy: The Early Years of Jay Adams' is an absolutely magnificent book and a must-have for everyone with an interest in skateboarding."
--Juice Magazine

"In this insightful collection, you see how a legend is formed, with captions penned by Adams himself while incarcerated, prior to his release, and unexpected passing. A must have in your collection, get your copy via RIZZOLIUSA March 2017"
--DeFy New York

"The book of Kent Sherwood's photos, Jay Boy: The Early Years Of Jay Adams feels like a family album you've been given a peek into. The photos are familiar in that there are probably similar photos of you in your family's album on a shelf somewhere. The photos are extraordinary because of their subjects, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, and various other Dogtown heavys before they became that."
--Mostly Skateboarding Blog

"The 'Jay Boy' book by Kent Sherwood makes me wish I was living in those times, being carefree and wild in the streets with all of Jay's friends, like my dad, Shogo, skating and surfing in Venice and LA. Jay looks so happy and his captions are hilarious."
--Juice Magazine