Now, in Orange County Choppers, the Teutuls combine family history with a behind-the-scenes tour of their renowned motorcycle shop and their new lives as household names. Hilarious and heartwarming, fans of the show and newcomers alike will delight in this truly authentic American success story.
©2006 Paul Teutul, Sr., Paul M. Teutul, Michael Teutul, Keith Zimmerman, and Kent Zimmerman; (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.
I'm a fan of American Chopper - I ride motorcycles, I'm passionate about motorcycles. This book provides many insights into the background of the Teutul family. I'm sure that anyone knows that what you see on a TV show is highly edited, scenes are selected out of many shot, orders of things altered, commentary from the people involved recorded later. As a result, the people you see on TV are not exactly what you think they would be. I doubt that Mikey is as incompetent as you might think - I doubt that Junior is as late as often as you might think and I doubt that Senior raves about nothing for hours on end for no reason. I do know that they are a family and that family dynamics are complex.
If you're a fan of the show - this book deserves your attention, it completes some of the puzzle behind the scenes.
A couple of things that could be improved - some of the words don't appear to be in character with the person who supposedly wrote them.
Second, having a book about the people in question read by someone else, strikes me as odd. I do know that the Teutuls are busy people - but I would think they might have found some time to read the book about their lives. Just a thought.
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