The City of Malibu is partnering with the Malibu Library to offer a speaker series in Malibu. The series, which is free and open to the public, features an array of renowned authors and public speakers who will expose their audiences to some of the greatest thoughts, insights and influential minds of our time.
- Wed, Nov 4, 7:00 PM
- Malibu Library Speaker Series features Norman Ollestad
Norman Ollestad's Crazy for the Storm, a powerful memoir of survival, was called "breathtaking," "riveting," and one of the best books of 2009. It tells the story of Ollestad's childhood with a larger-than-life father who taught him the essence of survival.
RSVP for this event here or call the Malibu Library at (310) 456-6438.
Growing up surfing huge waves and skiing down steep slopes over and over again, Ollestad was pushed to the brink and encouraged to be the best he could be, conditioned at an early age for extreme circumstances. Little did he know that the lessons he absorbed from his adventures with his father would one day save his life.
In February 1979, an 11-year-old Ollestad was flying in a chartered Cessna with his father and his father's girlfriend when the plane crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. By the end of his nine-hour ordeal, Norman was the only survivor. At 8,200 feet, he descended the icy mountain engulfed in a violent blizzard.
Crazy for the Storm reveals that inner strength can make all the difference in a life. A film adaptation is currently in development with Warner Bros.
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