Book Launch at St Georges Bookshop: Sweetness and Blood by M Scott Moore

17th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

The world premiere of Michael Scott Moore’s surf book, "Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, With Some Unexpected Results."

The premiere will take place at St George’s Bookshop in Berlin!

The book is "a surprising look at how modern surfing became a major American export, mingling with cultures that should have every reason to ignore a pop phenomenon that started, more or less, in Mike’s hometown."

It's a work of both travel and pop history, with chapters on Cuba, Israel, Germany, Japan, the UK, Indonesia, West Africa, and Morocco. "Moore explores each country with a simple goal: to find out who surfed there first. His wandering introduces him to the roots of the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali, the challenge to communism posed by surfing in Cuba, and the hazards of surfing an accidental wave in Munich’s municipal river system," says the jacket copy. "Not since William Finnegan’s definitive New Yorker pieces on the sport has there been a more compellingly written, thoughtful, and affecting look at the call of the wave."

Check the website for more info:

Date & time: 24 June at 20h30

Venue: St George's Bookshop, Wörther Straße 27, 10405 Berlin

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