Letters to a Young Gymnast

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Basic Books, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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In Letters to a Young Gymnast, Nadia Comaneci tells how she found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age. Now a woman of tremendous poise and self-assurance, she offers unique insights into the mind of a top competitor. From how to live after you've realized your dream to the necessity of a spirit forged with mettle,” Comaneci's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice are eye-opening.

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In her first book since the post-Olympics Nadia, gymnast Comaneci, now in her forties, writes her life story as a series of responses to imaginary fan letters from young gymnasts. She paints a ... Read full review

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This book is very inspiring to and to encourages me to allows try really hard even if it won't be accomplished. I myself is a gymnast and their book inspires me to be strong and try really hard. You Nadia are my true hero , u made me understand if u strive for something so great u just might accomplish it. Thank u for writing this book i love it and i really needed it. If u can write back i would like to know what your interest are since I'm writing an essay on u :) 


The Beginning
The Disciplined Life 4 7
The Scorpion
The Struggle
Fairy Tales 13 1
Doing Time 15 1
A Breath of Fresh Air

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About the author (2011)

Born in 1961 in Onesti, Romania, Nadia Comaneci made sports history during the 1976 Olympic Games by scoring the first perfect 10.00” in a gymnastics competition. Since defecting to the United States in 1989, she is an international spokesman for her sport as well as numerous charities. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with her husband, American gymnast Bart Conner.

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