Eight-Wheeled Freedom: The Derby Nerd's Short History of Flat Track Roller Derby by D. D. MillerEight-Wheeled Freedom: The Derby Nerd's Short History of Flat Track Roller Derby by D. D. Miller

Eight-Wheeled Freedom: The Derby Nerd's Short History of Flat Track Roller Derby

byD. D. Miller

Paperback | June 21, 2016

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D. D. Miller is fascinated by roller derby. As the Derby Nerd he has been covering roller derby since 2009, travelling to games across Canada and the United States, including two world championships, reporting back to an ever-growing audience the details of the sport. In this entertaining and thorough book he explains roller derby to newcomers and charts the sport's rise from small groups of women looking for people to skate with over the Internet to the world presence it is today.

Along the way he considers roller derby's roots in Riot Grrrl and DIY culture, and the importance of the LGBTQ community both inside and outside of the sport. This is a warm, thoughtful look at a sport that Miller understands intimately, which takes us beyond the costumes and showmanship, into the heart of what he feels may be the first truly feminist sport.

D. D. Miller is originally from Nova Scotia but has lived, worked and studied all across the country. His work has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies including The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Eleven Eleven: Journal of Literature and Art. His first collection of short stories David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide and ...
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Title:Eight-Wheeled Freedom: The Derby Nerd's Short History of Flat Track Roller DerbyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:June 21, 2016Publisher:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1928088139

ISBN - 13:9781928088134

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read! This book is for anyone who's ever had the slightest curiosity about roller derby. Written by the Derby Nerd himself, it covers past and present covering everything from the sport to the lifestyle and the personal impact roller derby has had on him. Great easy to read book, flows well, not your average sport themed book. I highly recommend reading the book.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read! Purchased book with a curiosity about roller derby, what I found was an insiders look not just at the sport of roller derby but about the lifestyle the goes with it. This book is not just for players but for everyone who's ever wondered about roller derby past or present. Miller covers the history of the sport and the current sport. Highly recommend, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-07-20

Editorial Reviews

"The bright spots come when Miller gets personal, describing the scenes unfolding around him at big matches or interviews with some of the best players." - Toronto Star

"In this fast-paced work of non-fiction, Miller explores roller derby's roots in Riot Grrrl, DIY ethos, the LGBTQ community, and the sport's presence today." - Hamilton Magazine