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Everything harder than everyone else : why some of us push our bodies to extremes, Jenny Valentish

Label
Everything harder than everyone else : why some of us push our bodies to extremes
Title
Everything harder than everyone else
Title remainder
why some of us push our bodies to extremes
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Valentish
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It's part of human nature to test our limits. But what happens when this part comes to define us? When Jenny Valentish wrote a memoir about addiction in 2017, she noticed that people who treated drug-taking like an Olympic sport would often hurl themselves into a pursuit such as marathon running upon giving up. What stayed constant was the need to push their boundaries. Everything Harder Than Everyone Else follows people doing the things that most couldn't, wouldn't or shouldn't. Their insights lead Jenny on a compulsive, sometimes reckless journey through psychology, endurance and the power of obsession, revealing what we can learn about the human condition. There's the neuroscientist violating his brain to override his disgust response. The athlete using childhood adversity as grist for the mill. The wrestler turning restlessness into curated ultraviolence. The architect who hangs from hooks in her flesh to get out of her head. The performance artist seeking erasure by torturing his body. The BDSM dominant helping people flirt with death to feel more alive. The bare-knuckle boxer whose gnarliest opponent is her ego. The dancer who could not separate her identity from her practice until at death's door. The bodybuilder exacting order on a life that was once chaotic. And the porn-star-turned-fighter for whom sex and violence are two sides of the same coin. Darkly funny and vividly penetrating, Everything Harder Than Everyone Else explores our deeper selves and asks: what are your limits?
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valentish, Jenny
Dewey number
796.019
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physical fitness
  • Physical fitness
  • Athletes
  • Sexual dominance and submission
  • Pornography
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
  • Sports
Label
Everything harder than everyone else : why some of us push our bodies to extremes, Jenny Valentish
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Don't know when to stop : endurance athletes -- Tasting the limits : performance artists and rogue scientists -- Bringing order to chaos : bodybuilders -- Engaging in edgeplay : BDSM -- Levelling up : belts and iron -- This is hardcore : porn stars -- The art of suffering : wrestlers -- Anger is an energy : fighters -- The first death : retirement and reinvention
Control code
000068868896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781760642488
Lccn
2020446858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1243162012
Label
Everything harder than everyone else : why some of us push our bodies to extremes, Jenny Valentish
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Don't know when to stop : endurance athletes -- Tasting the limits : performance artists and rogue scientists -- Bringing order to chaos : bodybuilders -- Engaging in edgeplay : BDSM -- Levelling up : belts and iron -- This is hardcore : porn stars -- The art of suffering : wrestlers -- Anger is an energy : fighters -- The first death : retirement and reinvention
Control code
000068868896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781760642488
Lccn
2020446858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1243162012

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