A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete

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Grand Central Publishing, Jul 28, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the world's most successful athletes, and has dominated the women's decathlon for many years. With this book, Jackie discusses how she has overcome her difficult early years to rise to the top.

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I chose this book with the female students in my classes in mind. They sometimes need an extra push to be involved in sports and activities so to hear these female athletes story and read about their lives can help in the fight for female involvement in PE! Read full review

A KIND OF GRACE: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete

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Three-time Olympic gold medalist Joyner-Kersee, with Sports Illustrated editor Steptoe, delivers an autobiography that outshines much of the dismal competition. Track star Joyner grew up in the ... Read full review


Dedication Acknowledgments
Introduction Preface Prologue
My Roots
Momma and Daddy
One Kind of Grace
Seeking an Identity
My Guiding Light
A Motherless Child
College Life
Back on Track
The Carnival
A Silver Lining

A Consuming Passion
Championship Seasons
My Feminine Mystique
Painful Realities
Baseball Hot Dogs and a Proposal
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