The Most Fun Thing : Dispatches from a Skateboard
- This memoir is a collection of essays that follows one man's decade-long quest to uncover the hidden meaning of skateboarding. A quest that led unexpectedly to insights on marriage, love, loss, American invention, and growing old.
- In January 2012, creative writing professor and novelist Kyle Beachy published one of his first essays on skate culture, an exploration of how Nike’s corporate strategy successfully gutted the once-mighty independent skate shoe market. Beachy has since established himself as skate culture's freshest, most illuminating, at times most controversial voice, writing candidly about the increasingly popular and fast-changing pastime he first picked up as a young boy.
- Beachy offers a deep exploration of a pastime often overlooked and regularly maligned whose seeming simplicity conceals universal truths. This is both a rich account of a hobby and a collection of the lessons skateboarding has taught Beachy as he struggles to find space for it as an adult, a professor, and a husband.
- 256 pages