Author(s): Boris Mihailovic
Whether you're into dirt bikes, road bikes, ride a Yamaha, scooter or Laverda: if you've ever experienced the primal rush of riding a motor bike, the pain of crashing, the suffering of healing and the epiphanies of speed, then this book is for you. My Mother Warned Me About Blokes Like Me is about friendship, treachery, girls in tight pants and motorcycles that have been possessed by Satan. It's about brotherhood, camaraderie, drugs, alcohol and being hounded by the police for daring to combine them all at once. It's about breaking the law, and racing 1000 kilometres through the night for money and thrills. It's about massive amputations, bovine stupidity, maniacal genius and the wisdom of the old. It's about chance and fate and suffering, being two people at once and being handcuffed in a Melbourne gutter. It's about being cold and crazy and hopeful and irredeemably lost. It's about impossible highs and soul-crushing lows, about demons and brothers and dirt and danger, and houses with iron bars instead of glass in their windows. Essentially it's about Boris Mihailovic's life. With motorcycles.
Boris Mihailovic has been a journalist and editor for almost 25 years. He's worked for such magazines as People and Picture, edited OzBike, Motorcycle Legends and Street Machine Choppers, and was the launch editor of Picture Premium and Premium Babes. For the last seven years he's contributed to magazines like Australian Dirt Bike, Ralph, FHM, Australian Worker, Top Gear and UFC. He has a regular column with Australian Motorcycle News (AMCN), as well as testing bikes and writing features for the magazine. He also owns, manages and hosts http://www.bikeme.tv which has half a million page views per month. He still rides every day and speaks Russian.