Ten Points

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Hyperion, Jun 27, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Of the eight million dedicated cyclists in this country, just 32,044 own amateur racing licenses. There's a reason for that: Racing is not only incredibly difficult, it's downright excruciating, with the possibility for public humiliation never more than one pedal away. So when Natalie, Bill Strickland's preschool-aged daughter, asked him if he could win ten points during one racing season -- the bicycling equivalent of taking an at-bat against Randy Johnson or going one-on-one with Lebron James -- a sensible man wouldve just said no and moved on. Instead, Strickland decided to try.

In the process, he discovered that he was racing toward the loving home life he cherished and, at the same time, trying to get away from something far worse -- his legacy of horrific childhood abuse. Strickland's memoir is filled with lyrical insights on training and dedication, racing scenes packed with nail-biting suspense, and powerful reflections on the meaning of family. Because for Strickland, it's definitely not about the bike.

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The executive editor of Bicycling magazine explores childhood, fatherhood and cycling in this moving memoir about the legacy of child abuse and the healing power of sport and family. In Emmaus, Pa ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Kendall Hart is a popular All My Children character who founded and owns Fusion Cosmetics. Scarred by her conception through rape and raised by a family where she felt like a stranger, Kendall's constantly attempting to overcome her demons and often gets into trouble doing it. Kendall is played by actor Alicia Minshew, who joined the cast of All My Children in January 2002. Sebastian Stuart is an accomplised writer, having authored two successful novels: the psychological thriller THE MENTOR and the hilariously entertaining 24-KARAT KIDS, which was a bestseller. His expertise in both dramatic and fun and breezy literature is the perfect combination to bring to life this soap opera-influenced story.

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