A Skating Life

Front Cover
Thorndike Press, Nov 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
29 Reviews
The dazzling smile, the signature haircut, the staple spin. Dorothy Hamill grew up on the ice, working toward the dream she was to accomplish by age nineteen: Olympic gold in figure skating. But life was not the picture of perfection it appeared to be. Dorothy faced a painful inner struggle--though she did not know about the depression that ran in her family until much later in life. Weeks and months away from home to train and compete took a difficult toll, yet little reprieve could be found in her tumultuous and fragile relationship with her parents. She went on to skate with the Ice Capades and to marry the man of her dreams, Dean Paul Martin, only to have the partnership end in heartache. A second failed marriage tested Dorothy's trust yet again, but she found strength in what she did have--her daughter Alexandra, and her skating.--From publisher description.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
10
3 stars
13
2 stars
3
1 star
0

Review: A Skating Life: My Story

User Review  - Lynn Cutting - Goodreads

a good story. interesting details about her life. sometimes a little lengthy in the guilt area. She felt it, her mom felt it etc. Read full review

Review: Skating Life: My Story

User Review  - Victoria Sigsworth - Goodreads

From the very beginning I loved this book. Can't understand why some of the reviews are so negative. Not sure if you'd enjoy it so much if you didn't know so much about ice skating but you may find ... Read full review

Contents

Innsbruck Austria
9
How to Breed an Olympic
15
28
65
Copyright

8 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases