MP: The Life of Michael Peterson

Sean Doherty

Published by HarperSports, 2007
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"You are better than me, MP"-Kelly Slater

Michael Peterson ruled the surf scene throughout the early to mid-1970s with his savage, groundbreaking surfing. An undiagnosed schizophrenic, Michael despised the fame his surfing powers attracted, and he retreated into a world of hard drugs, fast cars and shadows. He eventually hit rock bottom after a car chase, which took 35 police cars to stop him.

For 20 years, Michael Peterson's exploits in and out of the water have existed only as a series of mythological tales, passed down by the surfing tribe. Until now.

MP's life story is part circus, part car crash and purely extraordinary. It's an intoxicating and addictive tale for anyone who has ever felt like a fish out of water.

About the Author: Sean Doherty is the editor of Tracks magazine and lives in Sydney. Sean is the only person bar one (Tim Baker) to interview MP in over 10 years. The family has given Sean carte blanche to write MP's story.

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Title: MP: The Life of Michael Peterson
Publisher: HarperSports
Publication Date: 2007
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