The Full Burn: On the Set, at the Bar, Behind the Wheel, and Over the Edge with Hollywood Stuntmen

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jan 15, 2011 - Art - 224 pages
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In The Full Burn, acclaimed journalist Kevin Conley goes inside one of the coolest - and most dangerous - jobs in the world. With bravura storytelling and full access to many of the legends of the field, Conley gives a behind-the-scenes view of the stuntman's life: the history, the culture, and the tricks of the trade, showing how-and why-stuntmen do what they do.
He even subjects himself to the stuntman's rite of passage -- the book's eponymous stunt -- in which he is doused in jellied gasoline and set aflame. This is truly immersion journalism at its finest.
 

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Great read. I started this last night and finished it this morning. Conley found a great balance in the personal stories and in-depth behind the scenes information. I thought he also covered the ... Read full review

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Kevin Conley is the author of the national bestseller Stud: Adventures in Breeding. A former editor at The New Yorker, he has written for GQ, Sports Illustrated, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Amy, and their four children.

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