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My Best Friend's Funeral

A Memoir
$16.99
Format: Paperback

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With honesty and a punk-rock soundtrack, My Best Friend’s Funeral is a memoir of friendship, doubt, surfing, and the complex relationships between fathers and sons. If life has ever left you feeling abandoned—or if you simply prefer a rock show to a sermon—this is a memoir you won’t want to miss, and a confirmation that you are never alone.
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There’s a certain kind of lost a boy feels in this world without a father. Tim felt it. I felt it. And we realized our only way out would be together.

In an openhearted memoir of faith on the fringe, Roger Thompson meditates on the life and premature death of his best friend and business partner, Tim Garrety, cofounder of Skate Street Ventura.

Roger and Tim’s twenty-year friendship was forged in the surf and on the streets of 1980s California. Together they hazarded countless waves and every rite of passage—from guitars to girls to God—and influenced the lives of thousands of skateboarders, musicians, surfers, and otherwise disconnected youth in the process.

With unrestrained honesty and a punk-rock soundtrack, My Best Friend’s Funeral is a memoir of friendship, doubt, surfing, and the complex relationships between fathers and sons. If life has ever left you feeling abandoned—or if you simply prefer a rock show to a sermon—My Best Friend’s Funeral is a memoir you won’t want to miss, and a confirmation that you are never alone.

Contributor(s) Roger W Thompson
About the Contributor(s) Roger W Thompson
Roger W. Thompson advocates for orphans in Haitiwith the Hands and Feet Project, and produces surf movies with Walking on WaterFilms. When not working, Roger can be found fly-fishing, building furniture, andsurfing with his sons near the coastal town of Ventura, California, where helives with his wife, two young sons, one old dog, and seven productivechickens.
ISBN-10 1400206138
ISBN-13 9781400206131
Release Date Oct 28, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.5800
Height 8.38
Width 5.63
Length 288
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $16.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Mo
Overall Rating
I could not put it down! I read the first 21 chapters straight and finished the book within the day. Roger's descriptive and beautiful writing transported me back to my hometown and high school where I knew Roger and Tim. Each chapter touched my soul in a unique way. Like Roger, I lost my father at a young age and a best friend came alongside and showed me the love of Christ. Roger and Tim's story is a must read for anyone with a best friend, a father, a son, surfers, skaters, musicians and those who have lost loved ones. I bought extra copies to give to non-believers; the book will be a great ministry opportunity. Roger, thank you for sharing your life and preserving Tim's memory for us. (Posted on 9/25/2014)

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