GOOD READ – THE MALCOLM SMITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY
After two years of work, the long-awaited autobiography of Malcolm Smith by Mitch Boehm is now printed and available to pre-order.
Titled “Malcolm! The Autobiography”, the 400-page hardbound book is saturated with rich in detail personal storytelling, containing many never-before-seen photographs from Malcolm’s personal archive.
From his early days along Canada’s Pacific coast to his childhood in San Bernardino, California, to his first bikes, his racing efforts in the U.S., Baja, Europe and Asia, to his business life, the iconic movie On Any Sunday and his family life, it’s all there, and all told by one of the world’s legendary motorcycle and off-road racers.
“I’ve done a lot in my 74 years,” Malcolm says, “and I even managed to remember a lot of it despite falling on my head a few times!”
For the 11 x 11-inch book, Malcolm teamed up with longtime motojournalist Mitch Boehm, a 30-year industry veteran who edited Motorcyclist for 15 years, and who also worked at Cycle World and American Honda.
“It was a fascinating project,” remembers Boehm. “Malcolm and I would talk about a period of his life, with my recorder going the whole time. Later, I’d transcribe what Malcolm had said, and weave it all together. Then we’d go over it together, making sure it was just right.”
Expected arrival of the bulk shipment is October, 2015, or sooner. This means books are expected to be shipped at that time. Books are available to pre-order from Malcolm Smith Motorsports at www.malcolmsmith.com or www.TheMalcolmBook.com with a retail price of $49.95.
“There’s a lot there,” says Malcolm. “Ten chapters, over 100,000 words worth of stories, and hundreds of photographs, many of them never seen before. It’s an amazing book. I have to give credit to Todd Westover, who handled the design for us, and my wife Joyce, who helped organize the project and scanned many of the photos. I just know folks are going to love it.”