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and#147;When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer.and#160; You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.and#8221; and#150; Stuart Scott

The fearless, intimate, and inspiring story behind ESPN anchor Stuart Scottand#8217;s unrelenting fight against cancer.

Stuart Scott has always been intensely competitive. A varsity athlete in college and an avid sportsman ever since, Scott has had his fair share of tough opponentsand#151;but not a single one as formidable as cancer. In Every Day I Fight,and#160;Scott channels his trademark energy and irreverence seen onand#160;SportsCenterand#160;into tackling his disease, and approaches his seven years of treatment and healing with a jockand#8217;s mentality.

Scott believes thatand#151;like any athletic matchupand#151;cancer will beat you up physically, but in the end, the most daunting challenge is mental. He carries that belief into his strategy sessions with his doctors, chemo treatments, and the operating room, and refuses to slow down or quit working. With the motto and#147;Every day I fight,and#8221; Scott looks to his two teenage daughters for motivation: Every day of life he wrestles from his disease is another day he can spend with them.

From Stuartand#160;Scottand#8217;s happy childhood in North Carolina through his time at UNC, this memoir explores how he became sports broadcastingand#8217;s first Young Black Man and how his brash, provocative, and controversial styleand#151;epitomized by his catchphrase and#147;Boo-yah!and#8221;and#151;made him a fan favorite. Including anecdotes from his close relationships with athletes, from Michael Jordan to Lance Armstrong, Scott brings a gladiatorand#8217;s mindset to the ultimate fight for survivaland#151;a stubborn, take-no-prisoners mind-set that might just be the key to winning.

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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.

Synopsis:

The fearless, intimate, and inspiring story behind ESPN anchor Stuart Scottand#8217;s unrelenting fight against cancer.

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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.

About the Author

Stuart Scott was an anchor and commentator for ESPNand#8217;s SportsCenter. He was the lead host for the NBA on ESPN and ABC, as well as a host on Monday Night Football since that program moved to ESPN in 2006. His unique style and vocabulary made him one of the networkand#8217;s most popular and recognized anchors.and#160; He won the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2014 ESPY Awards. He died in January 2015.

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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
Author:
Armstrong, Lance
Publisher:
Blue Rider Press
With:
Jenkins, Sally
Author:
Platt, Larry
Author:
Jenkins, Sally
Author:
Scott, Stuart
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.
Subject:
Diseases - Cancer
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
99-14
Publication Date:
20150310
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
one 16-page full-color photo insert
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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