MP Untold: The Lost Stories of an Australian Surfing Legend

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MP Untold: The Lost Stories of an Australian Surfing Legend is the biography of Australian surfing’s cult hero, Michael Peterson with stories and pictures of the iconic surfer that had never before been shared.

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ISBN: 9781863957236 SKU: NE-7236 Category: Tag:
 

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In 2004 Sean Doherty wrote a bestselling biography of Australian surfing’s cult hero, Michael Peterson. Over the years that followed, and especially after MP’s death in 2012, hundreds of people – family, friends, surfing stars and complete strangers – contacted Doherty with stories and pictures of the iconic surfer that had never before been shared.

The tales range from the hilarious to the harrowing. There was MP’s infamous road trip from the Gold Coast to Phillip Island. The time he discovered the truth about his father. And his last ever surf, with brother Tommy in 1983, before schizophrenia and drug abuse saw him institutionalised for the next decade.

Now Doherty has compiled these stories, anecdotes and tributes, completing the picture of one of surfing’s most talented but tragic figures. Also featuring the classic images of Peterson, along with photographs and letters from his family’s private collection, MP Untold presents Australian surfing’s cult hero in the words of those who knew him best.

Sean Doherty

Sean Doherty is a native of Forster on the New South Wales north coast. He began his career in surf journalism in 1997 with Tracks magazine, and was editor from 2000 to 2008. His 2004 biography of Michael Peterson was the basis for a feature film. He has also written for the Sydney Morning Herald, and for Surfer and Surfing magazines in the United States.

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9781863957236