Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America's Favorite Carpenter

Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America's Favorite Carpenter

by Ty Pennington, Travis Thrasher

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Overview

Ty Pennington shares stories from his life and offers a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite home shows!

As a kid, Ty Pennington had too much energy. He was chaotic, bouncing off the walls, and on a first-name basis with the local emergency room staff. Back then there wasn't public awareness of attention deficit disorder yet. People just thought Ty was rambunctious. A trouble maker. What do you do with a kid who just can't sit still? Who can't focus?

But Ty discovered something amazing when he was just a boy: he felt focused when he was building something. He discovered that he loved to work with his hands - to use tools and be creative. He loved to try new things, build and design new things.

In Life to the Extreme Ty shares his remarkable life story. In his characteristic humorous style, he takes you racing through his life with ADHD-infused diversions that will make you laugh out loud. He shares about how he was diagnosed with ADHD in college, and what it has meant to be an advocate for ADHD awareness. He shares about his start as a model and carpenter, and his eventual move to television where he starred in the hit shows Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces.

Life to the Extreme will inspire you. Ty's boundless energy and his sense of humor are infectious. You'll laugh. You might cry a little. And you'll definitely be inspired to change the lives of those around you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310357384
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 154,854
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Ty Pennington has been recognized as a leader not only in the television design field but also for his volunteerism through his work on Extreme Makeover and Ty’s Great British Adventure. He is back on the small screen in the new Trading Spaces, Small Business Revolution, and While You Were Out. He has served as an ambassador for the Sears American Dream campaign and continues to develop his role as a "global ambassador of goodness" with projects he is currently pursuing. In line with his passion for creative and practical housing, he volunteers time with Abod Shelters Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to provide sustainable, quality housing to areas in need around the world.


Bestselling author Travis Thrasher has written over 50 books, spanning genres in fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature. His inspirational stories have included collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes, celebrities and pastors.

With the childhood goal of pursuing a writing career starting in third grade, Thrasher worked for 13 years at Tyndale House Publishers after graduating college. His experience working with as Author Relations Manager allowed him to understand the writing life as well as training him to work with a variety of personalities. This experience has proven to be invaluable with varied writing projects in the decade he’s been a full-time writer.

Thrasher’s storytelling ability has also allowed him to work with others on their books, from musicians like country musician Scotty McCreery and Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain to the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty. He has also penned novels based on songs such as Paper Angels with Jimmy Wayne and novelizations for films including Do You Believe? and God’s Not Dead 2. Upcoming projects continue to expand his talents, with projects including Life to the Extreme about Ty Pennington’s many adventures, The Black Auxiliary about the lives of the 17 American black athletes who competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, and Baby Don’t Hurt Me about comedian Chris Kattan’s life and time on Saturday Night Live.

Travis lives with his wife and three young daughters in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

 

 

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Day 1 Surprising the Family 15

Day 2 Demolition 47

Day 3 Foundation 81

Day 4 Walls and Lines 107

Day 5 Rooms 129

Day 6 Love and Community 153

Day 7 Move That Bus 185

Epilogue 217

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