Last week on my radio show I sat down with Jackass number one, Steve-O, to discuss his recent publication, Professional Idiot: A Memoir. Thinking a book from the most famous self-mutilating clown at the turn of the century would be written in crayon and loaded with spelling and grammar errors would have you mistaken. It's not what you expect. Steve-O takes a large step back and provides an amazing account of his life and how he came to be broke, abused, and in a Psych ward after attempting suicide. Now completely sober and vegan, the man (progressed from the boy) has a life's worth of lessons to shed. It's worth every moment.
"I had these mortality issues where I was conflicted and angry about the way that our main instinct as human beings is to survive--our survival instinct overrides everything. And yet we're plainly aware that we're not gonna survive. So, it occurred to me at a pretty young age that, 'Hold on a second--the one thing that we care the most about is "don't die" and yet we know we're gonna die.' How is our existence just not a cruel prank on us?"
Click HERE to listen to the interview.