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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (549 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen “Steve-O” Glover Narrator: Stephen Steve-O Glover, Stu Sone Publisher: Hyperion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Fame can be addictive. From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the blockbuster Jackass franchise, there was little that Stephen Steve-O Glover wouldn't do for attention. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg, diving into a pool full of elephant crap, or routinely risking death invading the private lives of sharks, lions, tigers, and bears, almost nothing was out of bounds.

As the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace. He developed a crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol, and an obsession with his own celebrity that proved nearly as dangerous.

Steve-O has been a man in search of a spotlight practically since birth. Growing up all over the world, thanks to his father's career as a corporate executive, he was the kid who'd drink handfuls of salt in order to make friends. After he stole a video camera from his dad as a teenager, his future path was more or less sealed. Footage of himself skateboarding soon gave way to footage of himself setting his hair on fire or doing back flips off apartment buildings into shallow pools. After detours to several hospitals, a couple of jails, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he landed, quite naturally, on MTV's Jackass, in 2000.

He took to fame like it was the very thing missing from his life, but it was never enough. He filled the void with booze and drugs, and soon began treating his entire life like it was one big - and supremely risky - stunt.

In 2008, Steve-O holed up in his West Hollywood apartment, where he drank, snorted, smoked, huffed, and swallowed drugs around the clock - and began broadcasting his downward spiral on the Internet. Finally, his Jackass comrade, Johnny Knoxville, and seven other friends staged an intervention and forced him into a psychiatric ward against his will, ultimately saving his life. Today he has been clean and sober for more than three years.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miss | 2/20/2014

    " So I wasn't expecting much from this book. BUT! It was SO good. And really interesting. I was surprised how much I liked it and how much more respect I have for him now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marisa | 2/16/2014

    " Interesting and truly remarkable life. It was a bit confusing at times but i enjoyed the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 2/8/2014

    " Actually the book was fantastic. Stephen has had a pretty crazy life outside of what we've see on film. I think if you actually read it you will be very surprised. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 2/1/2014

    " The best memoir I have ever read. You will NOT be disappointed. I finished the book in a day because I could not put it down! Jackass fan or not, give the book a shot because I promise you it will not disappoint. Great job Steve-O! Amazing as always! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Baylee | 1/30/2014

    " This book was awesome. Steve O is actually a pretty good writer. I think he had help, but still. It was rad. His life is intense.. sad, happy, fucked up, incredible. I didn't really take much away from this book besides do what you love.. no matter what anyone else thinks. But still, this book was extremely interesting and I recommend it to anyone who wants an interesting, easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/25/2014

    " What a hellish roller coaster ride he went through.. I could not put it down. Half the time I thought how is this kid still alive? Much less walking! I recommend it to all! I loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 1/21/2014

    " It was very well written. It also made one open their eyes and realize that people who hit rock bottom can truly change. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roxanna Banana | 1/20/2014

    " What a tool. I gave it an extra star because I just felt really really sorry for him the whole time I was reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/20/2014

    " If you can get past the vulgarity of it, it's a great book... Even in the first couple chapters I am on. I imagine Steve-Os voice and laugh while I am reading and it helps being the book alive. He's had an interesting life and I respect him for how far he has come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ake | 12/29/2013

    " The BEST rockstar autobio out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Landau | 12/25/2013

    " Biography of Steve-O from Jackass fame. Was surprised by his honesty and vulnerablility. It's fluffy craziness and if you want to read about someone living a crazy "rock star" life and live. You will like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 11/1/2013

    " Not as funny as I thought it would be, but not bad. Hard to believe he's still alive with all the drugs and booze he put into his system. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Everett | 11/1/2013

    " I have always been a Jackass fan. So it was no surprise about his addition Steve is very honest with himself in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly Durst | 9/2/2013

    " I love steve-o and I am probably one of his biggest fans so when I saw he was publishing a book I knew I was going to have to read it. This book was insane. I didn't know that his life would be as crazy and interesting as it is. And props to Steve-o for overcoming such a crazy amount of addictions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie Schipano | 7/28/2013

    " Knoxville's quote pretty much sums up what I think. The amount of coke and time spent huffing this man did is insane to me. It truly Is amazing that he is this honest about his addictions and his struggle to stay sober. Even though he is a self proclaimed "idiot" you can't help but route for him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Markii | 2/26/2013

    " Hmmmmm dunno why this kinda shit interests me but I eat it up: reality TV, rehab shows, tell-all biographies and insider stories are intriguing. Especially when involving danger, drugs, girls and crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 1/3/2013

    " Really good book! I thought it would be filled with crazy stories -- and there were a few -- but it was mostly just straightforward and heartbreakingly honest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 7/15/2012

    " Hilarious!! This book is soo good I met him at a book signing jun 2011 and he is very sweet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 3/8/2012

    " Who doesn't love Steve-O? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendi Olson | 1/5/2012

    " Skimmed it. Didn't care for the writing style. And not a fan of Jackass so not sure why I bothered with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/9/2011

    " This was a very easy read. It was interesting to read about Steve-o's life and explains a lot about why he is the way he is. It is also a hopeful memoir for those who are struggling with addiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 6/10/2011

    " Even though he's sober, he's still totally rad.

    This book was amazing. I hardly knew anything about Steve-O before reading it, and now I want him to write another book. "

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About the Author

Stephen “Steve-O” Glover has made a career of doing crazy, dangerous, unhealthy, ill-advised stunts for the amusement, delight, and occasional disgust of audiences around the world. Besides being one of the breakout stars of Jackass’ three-season run on MTV, Steve-O starred alongside fellow Jackass alum Chris Pontius in the extreme travel show Wildboyz, which ran on MTV for four seasons and his own Dr. Steve-O series on the USA Network. In 2009 the newly sober Steve-O lasted six weeks on the ABC reality series, Dancing with the Stars, despite the fact that he couldn’t dance to save his life. He figured prominently in the Jackass feature films. He’s also been a frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Howard Stern Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Loveline. Professional Idiot is his first book.