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

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World-class hero Lance Armstrong tells his inspiring story, from the dark night of advanced cancer through his dramatic victory in the 1999 Tour de France. Filled with the nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual details of his recovery, this autobiography traces the wondrous journey of one of America's greatest athletes to a singular appreciation of life lived to the fullest.

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The inspiring journey of world-class hero Lance Armstrong, from the dark night of advanced cancer through his dramatic victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and beyond.

In 1996, twenty-four-year-old Lance Armstrong was ranked the number-one cyclist in the world. But that October, "The Golden Boy of American Cycling" was sidelined by excruciating pain. Tests revealed advanced testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. His chance for recovery was as low as twenty percent.

Armstrong embarked on the most aggressive form of chemotherapy available and underwent surgery to remove cancer that the treatments couldn't reach. Five months after his diagnosis, he resumed training under a cloud of uncertainty, and the path back to competition wasn't smooth. It took a ride with friends through the mountains of North Carolina for Armstrong to rediscover his genuine love of the sport, and to rededicate himself to its pursuit.

Scarred physically and emotionally, Lance Armstrong considered his cancer "a special wake-up call," one that crystallized for him the blessings of good health, family, friends, and marriage. In October 1999, just months after his astonishing triumph in the Tour, his wife, Kristin, gave birth to their son, Luke David Armstrong.

Filled with the nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual details of his recovery, It's Not About the Bike traces the wondrous journey of one of America's greatest athletes to a singularly inspiring appreciation of life lived to the fullest.

Table of Contents

Before and after — The start line — I don't check my mother at the door — Bad to worse — Conversations with cancer — Chemo — Kik — Survivorship — The tour — The cereal box.

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frosty1228, November 6, 2006 (view all comments by frosty1228)
This book makes you walk side-by-side with Lance Armstrong as he grows up without a father, learns he has testicular cancer, finds the love of his life, and becomes the first American to win the Tour de France. Armstrong does not "sugarcoat" anything...he gives you every detail, whether you want it or not. This book made me laugh out loud and cry, but I finished it with a smile on my face. It makes you realize that Lance Armstrong is just as much a normal human being as you and I are. It sorta hit home with me because my father has cancer right now, but it also showed me how much cancer can improve someone's life, as ironic as that statement is. To understand, you'll simply have to read this truly amazing book. I give it an A++
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399146114
Subtitle:
My Journey Back to Life
Author:
Armstrong, Lance
With:
Jenkins, Sally
Author:
Jenkins, Sally
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Athletes
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Cyclists
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Cancer -- Patients -- United States.
Subject:
Cyclists -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
99-14
Publication Date:
20000522
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.34x6.30x1.25 in. 1.31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , World-class hero Lance Armstrong tells his inspiring story, from the dark night of advanced cancer through his dramatic victory in the 1999 Tour de France. Filled with the nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual details of his recovery, this autobiography traces the wondrous journey of one of America's greatest athletes to a singular appreciation of life lived to the fullest.
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