wohooooooooo! my book is out as of today. In the art of living sideways i explore the action of skateboarding as a way to escape cycles of despair and one way to experience peace. inspired by my involvement with the wonderful ngo skateistan in kabul i write within the context of youth empowerment and explore how skateboarding can be understood as an elicitive approach to peace work. I am very grateful to my fantastic supervisor norbert koppensteiner for making this happen and for iain borden for writing me the best forward i could have wished for. thank you for all you other folks for helping me with this project, especially rich & marije from floda31 for offering your home for me to contemplate, and for alexandra stewart as well as shawn bryan for the proofreading.