Monday, October 11, 2010

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life Review

Two years ago after being diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer, an RN friend recommended I read this book by Lance Armstrong. My first reaction was that I didn't even like riding bikes, why would I read about him at a time like this!
I understand, now. Lance's journey through cancer was amazing and encouraging to say the least. His honesty and forthright attitude about himself and the disease was comforting and very encouraging to me. I admire his courage and found his recovery to be a true miracle. If he did it, so can I. Subsequently I've recommended the book to several fellow "survivors" and now this book was sent to a very dear friend just diagnosed with cancer in her lungs, brain and bones, in hopes Lance will inspire yet another cancer patient to fight the fight and join the "survivor's club". I highly recommend it to others.

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  • ISBN13: 9780425179611
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It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life Overview

The #1 New York Times bestseller with legs as strong as its author's.

Lance Armstrong is one of the most talked about- and inspirational-sports figures of all time. He was Sports Illustrated 's 2002 Sportsman of the Year-and now, after his record-shattering string of Tour de France victories, some are proclaiming him the greatest athlete of all time.

This is the book in which he shares his journey through triumph, tragedy, transformation, and transcendence. It is the story of a world-famous cyclist and his fight against cancer.

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life Specifications

People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong--a world-class athlete nearly struck down by cancer, only to recover and win the Tour de France, the multiday bicycle race famous for its grueling intensity. Armstrong is a thoroughgoing Texan jock, and the changes brought to his life by his illness are startling and powerful, but he's just not interested in wearing a hero suit. While his vocabulary is a bit on the he-man side (highest compliment to his wife: "she's a stud"), his actions will melt the most hard-bitten souls: a cancer foundation and benefit bike ride, his astonishing commitment to training that got him past countless hurdles, loyalty to the people and corporations that never gave up on him. There's serious medical detail here, which may not be for the faint of heart; from chemo to surgical procedures to his wife's in vitro fertilization, you won't be spared a single x-ray, IV drip, or unfortunate side effect. Athletes and coaches everywhere will benefit from the same extraordinary detail provided about his training sessions--every aching tendon, every rainy afternoon, and every small triumph during his long recovery is here in living color. It's Not About the Bike is the perfect title for this book about life, death, illness, family, setbacks, and triumphs, but not especially about the bike. --Jill Lightner

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