Wow, Kudo’s to Mr. Lauden for another great interview. Now I can’t wait to read Mr. Rensin’s book on Miki Dora.
I can so relate to it all, since I grew up in So. Cal, with a brother who lived to surf, basically two, three times a day, every day, and who had the same frame of mind with regards to the crowds in the waves as Dora did.
Especially laughed hard when he said that Dora would literally toss them on their boards if they got in his way!
Oh, Rensin gives some solid tips on co-writing for new authors. too.
Another terrific interview, Mr. Lauden. Keep em’ coming!
What: Author and co-author of sixteen books, seven of them New York Times bestsellers. They include: ALL FOR A FEW PERFECT WAVES, the oral/narrative biography of legendary rebel surfer Miki Dora; THE MAILROOM, an oral history of what it’s like to start at the bottom in show business reaching for the top, and DEVIL AT MY HEELS and DON’T GIVE UP, DON’T GIVE IN—both with Louis Zamperini.
Where: Ventura, CA
Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited.
Your oral history of Miki Dora’s life, ALL FOR A FEW PERFECT WAVES, is the definitive portrait of the legendary surfer. How would you explain Miki Dora to somebody who has never heard of him before? How did your opinion of him change researching and writing the book?
Miki Dora personified the rebel heart of surfing. He was king of Malibu when that break was queen in the 50s…
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