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    Dick Button

    Does Dick Button have a offical web site?
    It seems he had put out a book titled "An Edge Is A Lean Of The body: A Memoir of Skating" . It is out of print but I thought that perhaps I could send a email or contact someone through a web site to see if this book is available.

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    Did you try google or other search systems?

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    No Mr. Button does not have a web site. And No Mr. Button has not gotten around to writing the book with the title you mentioned. Publishing houses sometimes do this even though the book is still in the works/being written. He had started working with someone on the book but that relationship did not work out. I do hope he will find another assistant soon but his activities besides skating do keep him very very busy. I also think he would be the ideal person to narrate a "History of Mens figure skating" like the one HBO did about Ladies FS.

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    Thanks treeskater for the info. I hope he gets around to publishing this book.

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    I checked on Amazon, and the book has been published, it is just way out of print, and none of the other book dealers that they deal with has copies available, which is weird because I can usually find ANY book I want there. I would keep checking, to see if it shows up.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeskater
    I also think he would be the ideal person to narrate a "History of Mens figure skating" like the one HBO did about Ladies FS.
    Love him or Hate him, he is the one to narrate such a history. He's seen them all and could give vivid accounts of Men's Figure Skating with plenty of annecdotes. Of course, being a twice gold Oly winner, as well as twice gold Euros winner he'll always be special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlkksk8fan
    Dick Button
    Is old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by takura
    Is old!
    So?

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    Takura, I can't wait until you get old and see how it feels for someone to say something like that. I was born the same year he was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grgranny
    Takura, I can't wait until you get old and see how it feels for someone to say something like that. I was born the same year he was!
    Sorry :( ,I was just being a silly billy.

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    Another good resource for books is Ebay. If this book has actually been published, you might want to look for it there. There are 2 conflicting posts as to whether is has been or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takura
    Sorry :( ,I was just being a silly billy.
    and please leave out age discrimination in the future. As Wilde would say, "Youth, it is wasted on the young."

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    Great Site

    Just a heads up for making your books searches easier...

    go to www.isbn.nu this is a website that gives the IBSN number to any book. This book is how all books are listed internationally, so if there is a site in Finnland that sells an out of print book, you can locate it by its IBSN number.

    Also, www.alibris.com specializes in out of print/rare books

    there are sites
    www.fetchbook.com and
    www.bookfinder.com that do comparative searches (they will search a number of sites that all sell used books...amazon, half.com, alibris, etc)

    Good luck on your book searches. And if nobody will put up with Uncle Dickie for 6 months to get the story, just send me. It would be worth all the "Buttonisms" just to get the story straight from the source.

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    I used to hate Dick Button. I used to hate how he would predict how a skater would do prior do entering a jump. However over the past ten years or so he has grown on me. Yes he is the most critical commentator. But he is the most knowledgeble about the sport. I often do find myself agreeing with him most of the time. He doesn't always recognize flutzing but he notices small mistakes and occasionally does recognize flutzing. Which is more than commentators for the other networks. I also like that he does not sugar coat his commentary with fluff. Although some may say he is becoming senile such as when he occeasionally misidentifies jumps. I still find him the best and knowledgeble commentator in the bussiness. I missed him when he was out with his head injury. Peter C was not able to fill his shoes at the major events. Therefore I hope Dick stays with ABC and is able to commentate for ESPN for years to come.

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    A great place to find old/out of print/rare books is:

    www.abebooks.com

    From Treeskater: "I also think he would be the ideal person to narrate a "History of Mens figure skating" like the one HBO did about Ladies FS."

    Could anyone tell me a little about this HBO Ladies FS doco????


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