Rodney Mullen is the Godfather of Skateboarding-the World Freestyle Champion of the 1980s, the Most Admired Street Skater of the 1990s, and Today a Multimillionaire Skateboard Company Owner. But at Age Six, Rodney was the Family Misfit Who had to Wear Braces to Straighten Out his Pigeon-Toed Feet. He Learned to Skate by Himself, and Eight Years Later he was a World Champion-But his Father Looked Down on the Sport and Pressured Rodney to Quit. By the Time he Finally Broke Free from his Abusive Home Life, the Popularity of Freestyle had Waned and Given Way to Vert and Street Styles. So Rodney Picked Up his Board and Started from Scratch-Using his Freestyle Background to Usher in a New Era of Street Skating. The Mutt is a Sometimes Sad, Often Hilarious, and Ultimately Triumphant Chronicle of the Curious Life and Times of a World-Champion Skateboarder.Mullen, Rodney is the author of 'Mutt How To Skateboard And Not Kill Yourself', published 2005 under ISBN 9780060556198 and ISBN 0060556196.