Roller Derby books
I thought I'd start a thread about Derby books because there are more and more out there, but we may not know what they cover and they may not all be good! (0_o)
So, I finished this one:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rollergirl-Tota ... 859&sr=8-3
It's basically the story of the re-birth of Derby in Texas.
The whole beginnig is pretty much "Hell on wheels" but from an insider's perspective. This whole bit is a bit uncomfortable and it's like listening to someone who bitches about a workmate who you know nothing about... I'd say: watch the documentary first, you will less awkwards.
Then it gets to the birth of the Texas Rollergirls' league and their history ever since. It's a bit boasting at times... self-congratulating and self-centered, but it's interesting nonetheless.
A few interesting bits about the game here and there, but mostly a history and autobiographical book, also portraying some big Derby figures.
Some interesting points about the Derby culture, including "how to pick a name" which is really good for new skaters that are stuck with choosing one.
Overall, well-written and fast to read, not a bore at all, but not high on tricks and tips to play better.