All the Sundays Yet to Come: A Skater's Journey

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Little, Brown, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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The personal story of a triathlete skater offers a humorous behind-the-scenes tour of the professional figure skating circuit, discussing her years of intensive training, performances with Hollywood on Ice, the whimsical and skimpy outfits donned by her fellow skaters, and the compromises she has made between her athletic ideals and the expectations of the professional world. 25,000 first printing.
 

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This memoir of an ice skater who "failed" while sinking into anorexia was not the book I was expecting from the description. I wound up skimming a lot of it because it was just boring. Read full review

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In this autobiography, professional figure skater Bertine offers both interesting highlights and boring personal trivia. Vivid descriptions of how she became a competitive skater and then a cast ... Read full review

Contents

The Trailer
3
Life Within the Electric Pet Fence
13
Murrays
28
Holiday on IceEntrance to the Raisin Stage
46
What Might Have Once Been Dino
83
The Museum
90
Pandoras GString
97
The Birth of Captain Graceful
116
In Search of Greatness
203
Walking with the Plankton
215
Dinosaurs and Aneurysms on the Drive to Nigeria
224
Finishing the Moment
243
Operation Sunday
257
Stunning Revelations
267
Rowing with the Predator
272
Detonation
281

The Challenge of an Altered Dream
134
Sundays Past Sundays Present
140
The Love of Something
158
A World of Ice and Water
166
Dream Deferred
194
Reconstruction
288
Epilogue
301
Acknowledgments
303
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An elite triathlete and a former professional figure skater, Kathryn Bertine is the author of All the Sundays Yet to Come: A Skater's Journey. She graduated from Colgate University in 1997 and holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Arizona. Her essays have appeared in numerous publications, including ESPN The Magazine, US Weekly, Her Sports+Fitness, and Inside Triathlon. She currently lives and trains in Boulder, Colorado, and Tucson, Arizona.

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