The writer made Pedro bought his book when Pedro met him in Australia. Hehe naughty guy. anyways, the book is damn interesting. McLeod is seriously funny. being a stand-up comedian, u can sense that he was just exaggerating some parts of it so that we can feel what he felt (or how lightly he thinks of it) that day, during his journey to become a pro-surfer.
his writing in present tense made me feel that i was with him throughout the entire holiday-surfing-drama-selfdiscovering journey. and if you are a newbie in this surfing thing, fret not, he explains everything in the annex at the back of the book. this flip that flip, lefthander, righthander, bodysurf, bottom-turn, charger, all that he explained it all in the book.
in a way, i find it hard to believe that he had to experience so much drama in his quest becoming what he thought he WANTS to be. i still wonder how could a person takes so many challenges, and be quirky or funny about it. i bet if i was him, i would just have broke down and lost my hair. (which i do these days of oppression).
friends and readers, if u are in need of self discovery and a push to your self esteem this is a book for you. it would somehow motivates you. Sully was frank of his ambitions, achievements and failures, and all that will make u feel that you are human after all, and dreams do come true, and is indeed doable if u persist. and if it doesnt work out at all, it is indeed not the end of the world, and there's more to this world than that one thing u pursue. you just haven't discovered it yet. so, cheers! ;)