It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

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G.P. Putman's Sons, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 289 pages
This is the story of Lance Armstrong, the world-famous cyclist, and his fight against cancer. The #1 New York Times bestseller with legs as strong as its author's. Lance Armstrong is one of the most talked about- and inspirational-sports figures of all time. He was Sports Illustrated 's 2002 Sportsman of the Year-and now, after his record-shattering string of Tour de France victories, some are proclaiming him the greatest athlete of all time. This is the book in which he shares his journey through triumph, tragedy, transformation, and transcendence. It is the story of a world-famous cyclist and his fight against cancer.

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User Review  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

Someone gave me this book insisting I read it. I generally read what's given to me by others because I know it means something to them. I've been very lucky to this point in my life. Cancer has not ... Read full review

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Read and reviewed in 2004. I was facinated into the glimpse into Lance Armstrong. I thought it was probably as revealing of himself and his personality as was possible for him - I don't think personal ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Sally Jenkins was born on October 22, 1960. She is a sports columnist and feature writer for The Washington Post. She has also worked for Sports Illustrated and acted as a correspondent on CNBC as well as on NPR's All Things Considered. She is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English Literature. Jenkins is also known for some of her famous interviews such as Joe Paterno, Head football coach of Pennsylvania State University and Lance Armstrong. In 1986, Jenkins was part of the team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for stories about the cocaine-related death of University of Maryland All-American Len Bias. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 2000. It was also number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. This book was also awarded the Christopher Award for Adult Books in 2001. It also appeared in the Texas Tayshas Reading List from 2001 to 2002. In 2002 she won the Associated Press┐s Columnist of the Year Award. Her title Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective made The New York Times best seller list for 2013. Her titles include: No Finish Line, Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Blue Bloods┐and Won, The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation and The State of Jones.

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