A interesting person that was a few years before my time. I was too young to remember his big events in the '70s but I do remember seeing him a couple times on TV. Could have been repeats or maybe the original jumps, don't remember, but he was certainly a fascinating person for a kid. I never put much thought to him since. I never had one of his action figures and riding motorcycles wasn't really a thing that I wanted to do. Reading this book I was introduced to a more realistic Evel Knievel and wow, what a dick. Really pretty much an all around asshole. Was a thief and burglar growing up, con-artist and even when he got money, seemed to never pay people that he owed but would blow money on stupid stuff. Was married with 3 kids, much later a 4th, but bragged about sleeping around whenever he could which as a daredevil in the make love '70s was multiple times a day seemingly. I had no idea of the person that Evel Knievel was and this makes you kind of realism this was a different time. Today, it just would not be accepted and with the 24 hour news cycle he would be called out on everything. He was certainly a person of the times for the '70s. Good read by the author and really eye opening stuff, unfortunately really can't like the subject after reading this book.
There are 3 WL for the book on PBS so I will mail it off, probably sometime soon.