Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games - and beyond.
Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy and me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that 16 years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams.
But it wasn't an easy road to success. Aly faced obstacle after obstacle, including naysayers who claimed that she didn't have the talent to compete at an elite level and classmates who shamed Aly for her athletic body. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to believe in herself and prove her doubters wrong. In her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor and takes listeners on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games - through her highest highs, her lowest lows, and all the moments in between.
Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates and hard-won advice for listeners striving to rise above challenges, learning to love themselves, and making their own dreams come true.
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This book is AMAZING, the reader? Doesn't get it
First of all: buy it. Aly is an inspiration and honest in her book. Im currently listening to this book for the fourth or fifth time. Her story is heartbreaking, inspiring and a testiment that hard work and willpower can get you to reach your goals and fulfill your dreams. I often pause the vook and go watch the competitions she was talking about and cry even more at her olympic triumphs.
I don't get the reader, though. She lightheartedly talks about the ranch, making the "powdered eggs" or "to scared to eat" situations funny instead of horrifying, which they must have been. At least she had the sense of calming her hyper positive voice when talking about Nassar.
This is proof that biogragies should be read by the author. Her subtle messages (actually not subtle, depends on The TONE) how bad the ranch was for example, would've been even more disturbing and heartbreaking if Aly was the reader...
Nonetheless, freaking amazing story! Go Underdogs!!!!
(With greetings from Austria, sorry for any spelling mistakes ect)