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The Resource Even if it kills me : martial arts, rock and roll, and mortality, Donivan Blair with T.G. LaFredo, (electronic resource)

Even if it kills me : martial arts, rock and roll, and mortality, Donivan Blair with T.G. LaFredo, (electronic resource)

Label
Even if it kills me : martial arts, rock and roll, and mortality
Title
Even if it kills me
Title remainder
martial arts, rock and roll, and mortality
Statement of responsibility
Donivan Blair with T.G. LaFredo
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the true story of a rock and roll musician who takes up taekwondo at forty-one years old. Doni Blair, bassist for the Toadies, knows he's past his physical prime, but he's determined to push himself and pursue his dream of becoming a martial artist-even if it kills him. As a kid Doni was obsessed with ninjas and kung fu movies. He and his brother took up taekwondo-there was no ninja school in Sherman, Texas. Classes were expensive, especially considering their parents' tenuous employment status and fondness for alcohol. The family lived like "white-trash gypsies," Blair writes, adding that he got good at moving furniture at three in the morning. The Blair kids loved taekwondo, but the family just couldn't afford classes. Doni walked away from martial arts. Thirty years later, he's walking back. "I'm not a kid anymore," he writes. "I'm a middle-aged man trying to come to grips with being a middle-aged man. I'm not as fast as I used to be. It takes longer for the injuries to heal. I have to eat more bran."Doni discovers the road to black belt is rough and, well, weird. He meets martial seekers of every sort. He has run-ins with a teenage savant who seems determined to break the author's leg. He drives a van full of seven-year-olds for the dojang's after-school program. They puke everywhere. Even If It Kills Me is smart and funny, introspective and irreverent. It blends rock and roll and taekwondo-two of the coolest things in the world
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Blair, Donivan
Dewey number
796.8/092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • LaFredo, T. G.
  • hoopla digital
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  • Blair, Donivan
  • Toadies (Musical group)
  • Tae kwon do
  • Marital arts
  • Martial artists
  • Rock musicians
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Even if it kills me : martial arts, rock and roll, and mortality, Donivan Blair with T.G. LaFredo, (electronic resource)
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Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781594395406
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11967132
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11967132
System control number
(MWT)MWT11967132
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Even if it kills me : martial arts, rock and roll, and mortality, Donivan Blair with T.G. LaFredo, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781594395406
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11967132
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11967132
System control number
(MWT)MWT11967132
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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