A Skating Life

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Thorndike Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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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.

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Review: Skating Life: My Story

User Review  - Zina Benjelloun - Goodreads

Dorothy wrote her parents letters begging them to allow her to get her ears pierced. Jeannie Fortune was a skater too as well as Dorothy's friend. Her family ran the Chicken Coop restaurant and ... Read full review

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


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