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To air is human : one man's quest to become the world's greatest air guitarist

Author: Björn Türoque
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Riverhead trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"To Air Is Human is the riotous tale of one man's journey through a world of wheelchair-bound Christian air rockers, spandex-jumpsuit fittings, Finnish stunt wolves, catatonic '80s guitar heroes, air groupies, Aireoke, Air Supply, dry-ice injuries, and ultimately, good vs. evil (in the form of Björn's rival pretender to the air guitar throne). But it is also a sincere and penetrating account of the pursuit of an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Humor
Named Person: Björn Türoque; Björn Türoque
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Björn Türoque
ISBN: 1594482101 9781594482106
OCLC Number: 67392972
Description: 304 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Chapter One: Bjbrn Is Born --Chapter Two: What Makes a Man Bjdrn TUroque?--Chapter Three: The New York Competition Aftermath --
Chapter Four: Bjdrn Reborn --Chapter Five: Air-Conditioning: How to Convince Your Girlfriend That This Is a Good Idea --
Chapter Six: Second-Best in the West --
Chapter Seven: They Keep Pullin' Me Back In --
Chapter Eight: "And You May Ask Yourself, 'Well, How Did I Get Here?'" --
Chapter Nine: Pikku G Means "Lil' G" in Finnish --
Chapter Ten: Better to Burn Out: Bjbrn Returns and Retires from Air Guitar, Forever ...? --Chapter Eleven: Thin Air: Bjbrn Returns to Denver for a Hometown Showdown --
Chapter Twelve: Asian Fury II: The C-Diddy Dynasty Lives On --
Chapter Thirteen: Hotel California Ober Attes --
Chapter Fourteen: Rockin' in the Free World --
Chapter Fifteen: A Star Is Bjbrn --
Chapter Sixteen: The Flip of a Coin --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Björn Türoque ; with Dan Crane.
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"To Air Is Human is the riotous tale of one man's journey through a world of wheelchair-bound Christian air rockers, spandex-jumpsuit fittings, Finnish stunt wolves, catatonic '80s guitar heroes, air groupies, Aireoke, Air Supply, dry-ice injuries, and ultimately, good vs. evil (in the form of Björn's rival pretender to the air guitar throne). But it is also a sincere and penetrating account of the pursuit of an elusive, intangible, and perhaps nonexistent goal: to achieve 'airness'--that is, when air guitar transcends the 'real' art that it imitates and becomes an art form in and of itself'--Back cover.

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