'Becoming a quadriplegic was the best thing that ever happened to me. If I hadn't had my accident I probably would have drank myself out of college and I never would have become an Olympic athlete.' Star of the Sundance Audience Award-winning film "Murderball", Mark Zupan suffered a life altering accident while at University that left him quadriplegic. Told at a frantic pace with a strong unapologetic voice, this riveting book charts Zupan's amazing recovery from the accident, through his rise to the heights of 'murderball' (quad rugby) to leading the national side to a bronze Paralympics medal in 2004. The result is a breathtaking look at an unusual extreme sport and the extraordinary determination of one man's refusal to be beaten by fate's cruel hand. "Murderball" is an extreme sport that is hard hitting and eye-wateringly violent, and it is recreated here with a grunge metal sound track, peppered with sex, bar fights, training, tattoos, and sport. 'Apologies. I should have warned you that I'm not the most politically correct gimp in a chair.'
Mark Zupan world class athlete, beer aficiando, extreme thrill seeker and unapologetic hardnut, was introduced to quad rugby in 1996 and has become one of the game's elite players. Voted player of the year in 2002, he led his team to a Paralympics bronze medal in 2004, and is in training for Beijing in 2008. He lives in Austin, Texas.