Evel

Paperback $16.95

Anchor | May 01, 2012 | 432 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780767930529

  • Paperback$16.95

    Anchor | May 01, 2012 | 432 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780767930529

  • Ebook$13.99

    Anchor | Apr 26, 2011 | 336 Pages | ISBN 9780385533676

  • Audiobook Download$25.00

    Random House Audio | Apr 26, 2011 | 1050 Minutes | ISBN 9780307738936

Praise

An Esquire Best Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Sports Book of the Year
 
“Slick, pulpy, eye-filling, exhaust-belching. . . . Smart, rowdy fun. . . . [Montville writes] as if pulling a wheelie across every page. . . . Evel is never dull.”
The New York Times
 
“[Evel] goes beyond the action-figure image, painting Knievel in all his contradictions. . . . In Montville’s capable hands, Knievel soars again in all his profane, self-deluded glory.”
Sports Illustrated
 
“In the late 1960s and early 1970s . . . the coolest man on earth was Evel Knievel. . . . Montville brings him vividly back in an outlandishly entertaining new biography.”
New York Post
 
“Engrossing. . . . A wild ride on the back of Knievel’s cycle.”
Los Angeles Times
 
“Awesome. . . . A rollicking good tale. . . . Montville nails it just right.”
The Hollywood Reporter
 
“If Knievel lived ‘as if his pants were on fire,’ then his biographer writes like a house on fire. . . . In describing the complex, contradictory stuntman’s battles with the demons that would ultimately destroy him, [Montville] pulls out all the stops.”
The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg)
 
“The best biographies not only tell you what people did, they capture their personalities as well, making readers feel as if they are sitting down at a long, well-lubricated dinner with the subject. Mark Twain: A Life by Ron Powers is one such bio, and another is Leigh Montville’s brilliant recent biography of Evel Knievel: Evel.”
—Jim Caple, ESPN.com
 
“Fresh and exciting. . . . A fast-paced thrill ride through a life of success, sex and excess that is sure to leave you winded.”
The Montana Standard
 
“Montville has been doing big time things with his clever writing mind and his flying keyboard fingers for decades. . . . The job he did on [Evel] tops the others, good as they are. The outrageousness of his subject and Montville’s matchless ability to entertain and report make it so.”
Hartford Courant
 
“Greatly entertaining. . . . A biography as sensationalist and superior as the daredevil himself.”
Kirkus Reviews

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