Everything Harder than Everyone Else

Jenny Valentish

People push the limits of their endurance for all sorts of reasons: punishment, abstinence, ego, curiosity. But what drives those who push themselves to extremes in unconventional ways?
In this book, Valentish interviews pro-wrestlers, bodybuilders, adult film performers, iron women, performance artists and extreme athletes, exploring what motivates some people to adopt one seemingly extreme persona after another. A curious Venn diagram can be drawn: retired porn stars put on wrestling leotards; ex-wrestlers exploit their alter egos in adult films; dog-tired MMA fighters roleplay S&M. It seems the sense of self can be so shaky that if they quit one persona, they must leap to another or feel adrift.

Release
June-2021
ISBN
9781760642488
RRP (AUD)
$32.99
Pages
288
Format
Paperback & ebook
Category
Society & Culture

Jenny Valentish

Jenny Valentish is the author of the acclaimed Woman of Substances, a regular contributor to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Saturday Paper, and former editor of Time Out Melbourne and Triple J’s Jmag.

Black Inc.

An imprint of Schwartz Books, Black Inc. is a leading independent Australian book publisher of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We are passionate about diversity, inclusivity, social justice, new ideas and writing which informs, entertains and inspires. We are fiercely independent, but also strongly commercial. 

Rights
World ex film/TV
Contact
Erin Sandiford
Email
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