Professional Idiot: A Memoir by Stephen "Steve-O" GloverIts mind-blowing to me how utterly far gone Steve-O was, and how he looks back on it in this book with such intelligence, humor, and searing honesty. What a truly unbelievable life.
From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the Jackass movies, there was little that Stephen Steve-O Glover wouldnt do. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg or diving into a pool full of elephant crap, almost nothing was out of bounds. As the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace. He developed a crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol, and an obsession with his own celebrity that proved nearly as dangerous. Only an intervention and a visit to a psychiatric ward saved his life. Today he has been clean and sober for more than three years.
Professional Idiot recounts the lunacy, the debauchery, the stunts, the drug addiction, and the path to recovery with bravado, humor, and heart.
A great book to read before you get on the roller coaster to hell, if you plan on surviving to tell about it like Steve-O did.
--Nikki Sixx, author of The Heroin Diaries
This is the perfect book for people who hate reading.
--Tommy Lee, author of Tommyland
The feedback Ive gotten on Facebook and Twitter from those of you whove read this book has been fascinating, heartwarming, and hilarious. Im happy to keep answering your questions on there, and I encourage more of you to join in the discussion. Hope to hear from you soon, and thank you all so much.
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Steve-O Is Getting a Vasectomy
Stephen Gilchrist Glover born June 13, , better known by his stage name Steve-O , is an American actor, stunt performer, producer, stand-up comedian,  author, musician, and clown  who holds British, American, and Canadian citizenship. His entertainment career is mostly centered on his performance stunts on the American TV series Jackass , its related movies and its spin-off series Wildboyz. His family moved from Brazil to Venezuela when he was two, where he learned fluent Spanish; at age four, he moved to Connecticut ; at age six, he moved to Miami, Florida ; at nine years old, he moved back to England; at age 12, he moved to Toronto, Ontario ; and at age 13, he moved back to England again, remaining there through all four years of high school at the American School in London until he graduated. He phoned every hotel in the vicinity until he found the name that the band usually checked in under, that of manager Doc McGhee. He attended the University of Miami but dropped out after one year due to poor grades and acts of disobedience in school. He also attended the University of New Mexico from to He filmed his stunts, including his clown performances, throughout this period.
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Here was a group of 10 dudes—quasi-stuntmen, really—who seemed willing to do anything for a gag. Swallow a live goldfish only to regurgitate it right back up? Get gored by a bull? Why not? Lock yourself in a dirty Porta-Potty and allow it to be tipped over?
Steve-O is He's made a career about putting himself in the centre of dangerous and disgusting situations, whether getting a tattoo of his own face on his back, stapling his own scrotum to his leg or putting a stinging jellyfish on his own head. Oh, and then there's the act of shooting fireworks from his arse crack, doing lines of wasabi, putting a leech on his eyeball, piercing his butt cheeks together, getting fired into the air in a full-to-the-brim portaloo Well, now the former Jackass star, real name Stephen Gilchrist Glover , might just have picked his biggest battle yet: he has announced that he's getting a vasectomy in solidarity with thousands of dogs. Once there, he will be helping out with the clearing-up efforts after Hurricane Maria, which struck the island back in September, as well as neutering over 1, cats and dogs.