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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Occy: The Rise and Fall of Mark Occhilupo
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'"Occy was always a missile going hyperspeed, about to blow up at any moment. - it's true of so many highly intelligent or gifted people . . . All of his passion was put into his surfing." Kelly Slater, eight-time world champion.

'Child star at sixteen, ranked third in the world at seventeen, winner of the Pipeline Masters at nineteen - Mark Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical, spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing. Yet a spiralling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his flame out prematurely when he quit the pro tour at just twenty-two. Faltered comebacks, spectacular bursts of free-surfing and manic breakdowns followed, as the surfing world watched a freakish talent self-combust.

'After years spent immobile and overweight on the couch, in his so-called "Elvis period", Occy eventually emerged from his cocoon, reborn and ready to tackle a whole new generation of surf stars. His celebrated comeback to win the world title in 1999, sixteen years after his career began, is a sporting fairytale without equal. Now for the first time, in his own words, Occy tells the complete, remarkable story of his spectacular rise, terrifying fall and miraculous rebirth.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Ebury , 2008 .
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      • Publication date: 3 November 2008.
      ISBN: 9781741666434 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Surf's Up Alison Aphrys (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 88 no. 4 2008; (p. 44)
Surfers against the Tide Fiona Capp , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 24)

— Review of Layne Beachley : Beneath the Waves Michael Gordon , 2008 single work biography ; Occy: The Rise and Fall of Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo , Tim Baker , 2008 single work autobiography
Review Susan Hewitt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 November 2008; (p. 44)

— Review of Letters from Holman's Find Ian Hummerston , 2008 single work novel ; Occy: The Rise and Fall of Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo , Tim Baker , 2008 single work autobiography
Wipeout to Winner Phil Brown , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 29 October - 4 November no. 709 2008; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Occy: The Rise and Fall of Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo , Tim Baker , 2008 single work autobiography
Untitled Alison Aprhys , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 88 no. 4 2008; (p. 38)

— Review of Occy: The Rise and Fall of Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo , Tim Baker , 2008 single work autobiography
Untitled Alison Aprhys , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 88 no. 4 2008; (p. 38)

— Review of Occy: The Rise and Fall of Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo , Tim Baker , 2008 single work autobiography
Wipeout to Winner Phil Brown , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 29 October - 4 November no. 709 2008; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Occy: The Rise and Fall of Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo , Tim Baker , 2008 single work autobiography
Review Susan Hewitt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 November 2008; (p. 44)

— Review of Letters from Holman's Find Ian Hummerston , 2008 single work novel ; Occy: The Rise and Fall of Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo , Tim Baker , 2008 single work autobiography
Surfers against the Tide Fiona Capp , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 24)

— Review of Layne Beachley : Beneath the Waves Michael Gordon , 2008 single work biography ; Occy: The Rise and Fall of Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo , Tim Baker , 2008 single work autobiography
Surf's Up Alison Aphrys (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 88 no. 4 2008; (p. 44)
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