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Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter

Ty Pennington | Travis Thrasher
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Ty Pennington shares stories from his life and offers a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite home shows! As a kid, Ty Pennington had too much en... Read More

Ty Pennington shares stories from his life and offers a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite home shows!

As a kid, Ty Pennington had too much energy. He was chaotic, bouncing off the walls, and on a first-name basis with the local emergency room staff. Back then there wasn't public awareness of attention deficit disorder yet. People just thought Ty was rambunctious. A trouble maker. What do you do with a kid who just can't sit still? Who can't focus?

But Ty discovered something amazing when he was just a boy: he felt focused when he was building something. He discovered that he loved to work with his hands - to use tools and be creative. He loved to try new things, build and design new things.

In Life to the Extreme Ty shares his remarkable life story. In his characteristic humorous style, he takes you racing through his life with ADHD-infused diversions that will make you laugh out loud. He shares about how he was diagnosed with ADHD in college, and what it has meant to be an advocate for ADHD awareness. He shares about his start as a model and carpenter, and his eventual move to television where he starred in the hit shows Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces.

Life to the Extreme will inspire you. Ty's boundless energy and his sense of humor are infectious. You'll laugh. You might cry a little. And you'll definitely be inspired to change the lives of those around you.

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  • Contributor(s)Ty Pennington , Travis Thrasher
  • About the Contributor(s) Ty Pennington has been recognized as a leader not only in the television design field but also for his volunteerism...

    Ty Pennington has been recognized as a leader not only in the television design field but also for his volunteerism through his work on Extreme Makeover and Ty’s Great British Adventure. He is back on the small screen in the new Trading Spaces, Small Business Revolution, and While You Were Out. He has served as an ambassador for the Sears American Dream campaign and continues to develop his role as a "global ambassador of goodness" with projects he is currently pursuing. In line with his passion for creative and practical housing, he volunteers time with Abōd Shelters Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to provide sustainable, quality housing to areas in need around the world.



    Best-selling author Travis Thrasher has written more than fifty books and worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years. He has penned fiction in a variety of genres, and his inspirational stories include collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes, and pastors. Travis lives with his wife and three daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

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  • ISBN-139780310357377
  • Publish Date05/14/2019
  • PublisherZondervan
  • Format Hardcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)1.42 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)45.57 lb
  • Dimensions 9.35(h) x 6.1(w) x 0.86(d) inches
  • Pages224
  • Price $26.99

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