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by Izzy Paskowitz

eBook Scratching the Horizon: A Surfing Life download ISBN: 1250006007
Author: Izzy Paskowitz
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (August 21, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 304
ePub: 1370 kb
Fb2: 1467 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Biography
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Scratching the Horizon book. In "Scratching the Horizon, " Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp

Scratching the Horizon book. In "Scratching the Horizon, " Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp.

Izzy Paskowitz had a legendary surf lifestyle upbringing among eight brothers and a sister sired by counter-culture rebel Doc Paskowitz. Probably like most, I got onto this book after watching the fascinating documentary about the family, Surfwise, and I wanted to know more. Izzy rambles through the good, the bad, the ugly of growing up wild but crammed into a camper with so many siblings. There is a strong voice here, but the book could be more vivid, dramatized in scenes; it's more a series of anecdotes

Scratching the Horizon - Izzy Paskowitz. Shit, us Paskowitzes pretty much perfected the live-on-the-beach, surf-all-day, party-all-night way of life that came to symbolize the California surfing scene in the sixties and seventies.

Scratching the Horizon - Izzy Paskowitz. We owned it, lived it. All these years later, we’re still going at it in a lot of the same ways, so we’re proud to be included among this group.

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In "Scratching the Horizon", Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for .

In "Scratching the Horizon", Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp. In 1956, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz stepped away from a successful medical practice and began a lifelong surfing odyssey that grew to include his wife Juliette, and their nine children. Together, the Paskowitz clan lived a vagabonding bohemian existence, eschewing material possessions in favor of intangible riches like health and good cheer.

Scratching the Horizon. Izzy Paskowitz with Daniel Paisner. The Paskowitz family has spent a lifetime sharing surfing with the world and looking after kids (their own and others!). I'm eternally grateful to them for almost raising my little brother through their surf camp, and now I'm grateful to Izzy for sharing his family's story in these pages. What a wild ride! -Kelly Slater, champion surfer and author of Pipe Dreams: A Surfer’s Journey. I'm a fan of the Paskowitz family, on all levels, particularly the level of taking children with autism into the water.

In Scratching the Horizon, Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp

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Shit, us Paskowitzes pretty much perfected the live-on-the-beach, surf-all-day, party-all-night way of life that came to symbolize the California surfing scene in the sixties and seventies. Been that way my whole life, just about, and by now I’m happy to soak up some of the smiles I know are meant for him. My siblings are the same way, for the most part. We’ve reached a place where we can celebrate the lives our parents built for us, the opportunities that stretch before us, the legacy we’re still finding ways to inhabit.

A bitchin' love letter to sand and sea, and a spirited inside account of life with the "first family" of American surfing

In 1956, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz stepped away from a successful medical practice and began a lifelong surfing odyssey that grew to include his wife Juliette, and their nine children. Together, the Paskowitz clan lived a vagabonding bohemian existence, eschewing material possessions in favor of intangible riches like health and good cheer . . . all the while careening along the world's coastlines in search of the perfect wave.

In Scratching the Horizon, Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp. As the fourth-oldest child in a family of inveterate surfers, rock stars, and beach bums, he is uniquely qualified to shine a light on a childhood that has come to symbolize the surfing credo, a reckless young adulthood that nearly cost him his sanity, and a maturing sense of self and purpose that allows him to lift others on the back of his experience.

As the father of a son with autism and the founder of "Surfers Healing," a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, Paskowitz has found a way to connect the surreal aspects of his childhood to the harsh realities of adulthood, and he shares these discoveries in this wickedly entertaining and transforming memoir.

Comments: (7)
Eigeni
Izzy Paskowitz had a legendary surf lifestyle upbringing among eight brothers and a sister sired by counter-culture rebel Doc Paskowitz. Probably like most, I got onto this book after watching the fascinating documentary about the family, Surfwise, and I wanted to know more.

Izzy rambles through the good, the bad, the ugly of growing up wild but crammed into a camper with so many siblings. There is a strong voice here, but the book could be more vivid, dramatized in scenes; it's more a series of anecdotes. I was about to give up on it until Izzy began to relate his competitive surfing career, his marriage, and his trials with an autistic son. At last, something felt at stake. You realize its title should have been Scratching FOR the Horizon, since that's what surfers do, and paddling hard for the clear distance is a metaphor for Izzy's growth. He's hard on himself for his immaturity and self-centeredness, but of course he was raised to be a surf bum, not a husband, provider, father. He discusses and sometimes depicts his uneven growth and his wife's pain.

So finally the book's experienced wordsmith, Daniel Paisner, gets Izzy's memoir rolling, putting behind it its meandering early structure. Izzy is a likable guy with some great stories to tell, and I am glad to have spent time with him. You can't help but root for him and to wish him the best.
artman
Loved the book. I had heard of this family as I have relatives in San Clemente area. Very unique way to grow up. I bet not many have grown up this way. I am glad Izzy wrote about his lifestyle. I admire the fact they are sharing the surfing experience with so many that probably would not get to experience the joy of surfing without this family. My hat is off to them.
Fearlessrunner
I surfed with Iggy at one of the Paskowitz surf camps in Cabo and he was the coolest guy to hang out with. I heard stories from Doc, met most of his family, and enjoyed what was one of my favorite vacations still today. Izzy reminded me of the typical surf dude I grew up with in Southern California. But his story is much more than that. I couldn't put his book down, I kept reading and reading and couldn't wait to get back to it when I did take a break. What a unique and interesting life he and his family have led. His openness and honesty include not only his great experiences, but all of his flaws and humanity for everyone to see. In reading his story I found myself at times envious, sometimes emphathetic, and completely enthralled. What a great read! Sincerely, Aloha Rob
Erienan
My autistic son was lucky enough to participate in a Surfers Healing day on a Montauk beach. He never made it onto a wave, but he had a great day! We went as a family. There are so few opportunities for 'different' families to relax and be part of a community. Surfers Healing gave that to us. When this book came out, I automatically bought it to support this big hearted couple that give so much to so many others. I thought it was the least I could do.
Then I read the book! It was great! It was like listening to a new story from an old friend, and what an amazing story! I know it sounds cliche, but I really couldn't put it down. The choices Izzy's parents made were pretty radical. Good, bad or somewhere in the middle, it forces you to examine some of your own choices, and starts a conversation about values. Mostly, thank you for the open, honest depiction of life with autism. It is a rough road, lots of challenges, but not without joy and love. I highly recommend this book! Thanks!
JOGETIME
Loved this book! I have friends that know Izzy Paskowitz and it was great reading his story and also hearing about all the rough stuff with his son. It's one crazy family, but what a way to grow up! Enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.
Dorilune
Izzy is an amazing man who has found peace with his son's autism. I personally took lessons with Surfer's Healing, Izzy organization, and have witnessed the wonderful work he does. His story is much like sitting in a room with him and listening to him casually recount his years.

A wonderful, feel good read.
avanger
The entire time I was reading this book, I could not put it down. Before I ever knew anything about Izzy Paskowitz, I loved him. This is simply because he is 'one of us'. He is the parent of a child with autism. He 'gets it'! His life is exciting and he goes on to show that even when you are as unique as he is, you can give to those who need what you have to offer. He inspires me to keep going with my own daughter on the autism spectrum everyday and gives me hope that her dad will someday 'get it'. Thank you Izzy!
Izzy is an amazing person and I loved reading his story. Shortly after I read the book, I had the great pleasure of meeting him at a Surfer Healing event in Virginia Beach. The story is touching and brutally honest. It makes me appreciate all he has accomplished even more than I did before the read.