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My Ox is Broken!

By Adam-Troy Castro


The Amazing Race has hooked viewers for all the right reasons and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. My Ox is Broken! is the best reading companion for any fan of this hit show or for any fan of reality television at its best.


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Publication Date: September 2006

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Best-selling novelist, Adam-Troy Castro, explores The Amazing Race in My Ox is Broken! one of the first books ever published about one of the best reality television programs around. From Thailand to Greenland, this show has consistently gone where no other show has gone before, and Castro continues the excitement of the Race in a book that is funny, entertaining, and unique—just like the show itself.

Introduction by Billy and Carissa Gaghan

Fans of the Emmy Award–winning reality television show “The Amazing Race” are offered fresh insights and gossip from insiders and former participants—such as the Gaghan family from Season Eight and Jon and Al from Season Four—in this guide to the popular program. From dysfunctional team dynamics and obnoxious racer tantrums to jaw-dropping errors and especially endearing moments, contestants and events from the show’s eight-season tenure are discussed in shocking detail. Additional thoughts on the authenticity of the race, the “real” rules of the contest, the single best player in the show’s history, and especially notable contestants are also included.

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About the Author

Adam-Troy  Castro

Adam-Troy Castro is a well-known author of science fiction, fantasy and horror whose short stories have received five nominations for the Nebula Award, two for the Hugo Award and one for the Stoker. In 2007 he and collaborator Jerry Oltion shared the Seiun Award for best work translated into Japanese, for their acclaimed novella “The Astronaut from Wyoming.” His prior books include Emissaries from the Dead (Harper Collins, first in a series of novels about interstellar investigator Andrea Cort), the Sinister Six trilogy and nonfiction volumes examining the Harry Potter phenomenon and the television show “The Amazing Race.” A full-time writer when he isn’t procrastinating, Adam lives in Miami with his wife Judi and a motley assortment of anarchist cats that includes Meow Farrow and Uma Furman. For further information, including essays, artwork, fiction excerpts and regular updates on forthcoming work, please check out Adam’s Web site at

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Publication Details

Format: E-book (epub)

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 1 lbs.

Publication Date: September 2006

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