Catching the Sky


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37 Ink
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5.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Colten Moore is a six-time X Games medalist and a pioneer in the world of extreme sports. He has competed and performed around the world but will always consider his native Texas home. He lives in suburban Dallas.

Keith O'Brien is an award-winning journalist. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Slate, and on NPR. He is the author of Outside Shot, a book chronicling the power and meaning of basketball in rural Kentucky.


"Far more than astory of sports--this is a brilliant slice of American life, a classic tale of acouple of good old boys who dared to fly, dared to dream big, and paid aterrible price. Catching the Sky is a white-knuckle ride you'llnever forget."--Jonathan Eig "author of Luckiest Man"
From the first page of Catching the Sky to the last, I thoughtthe Moore brothers and everyone around them were stone crazy. But the story isso well told that I couldn't stop reading, and by the end, even I--a totalskeptic--could see a flash of nobility in the crazy urge to fly a snowmobile.--James Tobin "author of To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight"
Watching the X Games is a little bit like reading Catching the Sky. Once you start, it's hard to stop. Journalist Keith O'Brien pulls a story out of snowmobiler Colten Moore that is filled with brisk tension, real emotion and heart-stopping action.--Doug Most "author of The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America's Fi"
"More sophisticated than readers might expect, [it's] an early contender for 2016's top sports books."--Doug Most "Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)"
"With skill and courage, soaring through the air on snarling machines, the Moore brothers would travel from the hardscrabble Texas flatlands to international renown and riches. Set in an era of high-stakes sports as entertainment, their story is a parable for our times. With crisp, evocative writing, Catching the Sky captures their wins and losses with heart and grace, and leaves one with the utmost concern over the consequences of the terrible risks they take."--Mat Higgins "author of Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight"
"I didn't know anything about snowmobiling before I read Catching the Sky--but we all know about family, personal tragedy, and redemption. True, the Moore brothers are more courageous--or crazier, take your pick--than most of us, but Colten's dream is everyone's dream: 'To live the life I wanted.' It's hard not to admire Colten's determination to do exactly that--and it's hard to put down Catching the Sky. Keith O'Brien can flat-out write."--John U. Bacon "author of the New York Times bestseller Endzone: The Rise, Fall and Return of Michiga"
At turns turns uplifting, exhilarating, tragic and triumphant.--John U. Bacon "Dallas Morning News"