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Tommy Moe: A Ride on the 'Wild' Side

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Tommy Moe, the U.S. Olympic gold-medal skier who lends his name to Nintendo's Tommy Moe's Winter Extreme, is a daredevil on the slopes. But at least one childhood book made him shake at night.

''I can't remember being afraid of a lot when I was younger except for Where the Wild Things Are. Maurice Sendak's book is about a kid who ... joins these big-fanged monsters in the jungle. It made me afraid that there was a monster under my bed. The few times I did get frightened by those monsters or lightning or something, my grandma was always nearby to comfort me. Skiing's never scared me, though.''

Originally posted Oct 21, 1994 Published in issue #245 Oct 21, 1994 Order article reprints

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