Brandon Novak; Joe Frantz Dreamseller

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Skate, drugs, and rock n roll! --Kat Von D, LA Ink

Skateboarding used to be my life. When I was fourteen years old, I was discovered by Bucky Lasek and Tony Hawk and was on my way to turning pro. I toured the country, signed autographs, and had my photo in skate magazines. Then I got hooked on heroin and threw it all away.

Soon I was living in an abandoned garage and begging for spare change. Ripping off my family and friends meant nothing to me. I was a dreamseller, pushing the fantasy that I was a recovering addict. Anything to get my precious next fix.

This is my story of struggling to survive on the streets and battling with addiction in rehab. It's a story of trust I betrayed and trust I had to earn back. It's also the story of my friendship with MTV and Jackass star Bam Margera. I would have died a junkie's death if not for him. Bam convinced me to write about how my addiction destroyed my career--and nearly my life.

"Entertaining, shocking, crazy, unimaginable." --Bam Margera

With 24 pages of photos.

Brandon Novak is an actor, TV personality, radio show host (on Radio Bam, Sirius Faction 28), author, and former pro skateboarder. He currently resides in Baltimore.

Joseph Frantz is a film producer, cinematographer, and media personality. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Brandon Novak is an actor, skateboarder, TV personality, artist, radio show host, motivational speaker, and author. He currently resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
 
Joseph Frantz is an artist, writer, media personality, and a producer and cinematographer of film and television. He also lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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As a teen, Novak joined the premiere skateboarding team and toured the world. Unfortunately, he also indulged in "recreational" drug use that led to debilitating heroin addiction and the abandonment of his career. Eventually repudiating the abject life of a junkie, he entered rehab and subsequently recovered with the help of fellow star skateboarder Bam Margera. This would be most powerful for an audience weaned on the X-Games; also a forthcoming film of the same name.—Lynne Maxwell
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