Landing It: My Life on and Off the Ice

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Oct 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
One of the most beloved sports figures in the world today tells his own story for the first time. -- Landing It was a New York Times bestseller for 4 weeks. -- Scott Hamilton is one of today's most universally admired and visible athletes. -- Includes personal stories about his close friends and colleagues, including Kristi Yamaguchi, Tara Lipinsky, Katia Gordeeva, Kurt Browning, Brian Boitano and others. -- Scott Hamilton has been enormously influential in making figure skating the most watched sport after NFL football. For more than two decades, incomparable figure skater Scott Hamilton has earned the admiration and won the hearts of people everywhere. Now, in Landing It, Scott Hamilton shares a lifetime of reaching for the stars -- and always beating the odds. He vividly recounts the highs and lows, the victories and defeats, of his remarkable life and career, including his brave battle against cancer and triumphant return to professional skating. With stunning candor, he offers a rare glimpse inside the world of skating superstardom. Scott Hamilton's honors include: -- U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year -- 4-time United States Champion and 4-time World Champion -- Olympic gold medallist -- Inducted in to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame -- He has been the color commentator on CBS since 1985. -- He is the producer and star of the Stars on Ice tour, which is seen by more than 1.1 million people each season.

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Uncompromising. Unflinching. Honest. Fascinating. Scott Hamilton proves himself to be just what you always thought he was...a just plain old nice guy, who happens to be an amazing figure skater and ... Read full review

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Hamilton's inspirational life story recounts events from the time of his debilitating childhood illness, through the many years of training, the death of his mother, competition failures and successes ... Read full review


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Hamilton is an Olympic Gold Medalist, four time World Champion, fourtime United States Champion, producer, performer, broadcaster, and spokesperson for cancer research.

Lorenzo Benet is an assistant editor at "People "magazine and "New York Times "bestselling coauthor of "The Lives of Daniel Steel".

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