It was a pretty good book but it was just missing something i am not sure what it felt like he hadn't completely won this battle by the end of the book it seemed unfishined to me.
yeah, sorry just too narcissitic. i guess you have to be an a-hole to win, and he is an a-hole. and i am writing as someone who has had cancer and gone through the chemo and radiation myself. so it kept me interested, but he is so self centered.
This is a phenominal story of overcoming and strength.
The book is very exciting. It is very compelling and draws the reader into all the action. The reader is able to understand Lance Armstrong and why he may have made the choices that he has in his life. Awe-inspiring to learn what he had to overcome to get back on the bike. I highly recommend it!
This book narrates a story of great accomplishment but I did not find it "thought provoking" (for that you may want to consider something like "autobiography of viktor frankl"). I admire Lance for what he has achieved. The book is well read and I highly recommend it.
This was my favorite book thus far. Listening to Lance speak in his own words really added to the content of the book. He is much more of a Maverick than I would have thought from briefly seeing him on TV. The book covers everything that we would want to know about his life including the depth of his cancer illness and treatment. I very much enjoyed.
Great book. Excellent motivational, real story. I enjoy books about overcoming hardships. The listen was easy and thought-provoking.
A very inspiring book in some ways. I think I would have been even more impressed by the accomplishments of Lance Armstrong if I had listened to this book when it first came out. He seemed so in-love with his wife that hearing the book after he had divorced her was a bit of a downer. But I am a hopeless romantic. Being a nurse and knowing somewhat about stage 4 cancer, it really is amazing that he lived. I am glad he is doing so much to help cancer patients believe they can lick their disease. That is where his real inspiration lies for now
This is an entertaining, revealing and, for the most part, motivational view of man I admire. Understand that it covers his life and career until after his first Tour de France win and birth of his first child. We learn a lot about th man and the forces that made him endure to be a champion - both the admirable and not so admirable parts. Just about the right length for what he has to say. Well narrated but would have been better if Lance had read it.
A book to teach you about much more than bike racing. Lance sets himself vulnerable to us so that we may be better people. Once you start listening you won't want to stop.
"Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong continues to make winning the Tour de France his annual cycling goal. He also oversees the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists cancer patients around the world with managing and surviving the disease. He lives in Austin, Texas."
Sally Jenkins is a columnist for the Washington Post. In 2002 she won the Associated Press Columnist of the Year Award. She has co-written many bestselling sports books, including "It's Not About the Bike" and "Reach For the Summit" with Pat Summitt.