Title IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE: MY JOURNEY BACK TO LIFE
Book Condition Good
Publisher Berkley Trade 2001
0425179613 / 9780425179611
Seller ID RWARE0000021738
People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstr ong--a world-class athlete nearly struck down by cancer, only to recover an d win the Tour de France, the multiday bicycle race famous for its grueling intensity. Armstrong is a thoroughgoing Texan jock, and the changes brough t 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 hurdle s, 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; fro m chemo to surgical procedures to his wife's in vitro fertilization, you wo n't be spared a single x-ray, IV drip, or unfortunate side effect. Athletes and coaches everywhere will benefit from the same extraordinary detail pro vided about his training sessions--every aching tendon, every rainy afterno on, and every small triumph during his long recovery is here in living colo r. It's Not About the Bike is the perfect title for this book about life, d eath, illness, family, setbacks, and triumphs, but not especially about the bike.