Lord of the Dance: My Story

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From the international star of "Riverdance," "Lord of the Dance " and "Celtic Tiger," comes a no-holds-barred autobiography that reveals the person, the passion and the drama behind Michael Flatley's astonishing career. Michael describes growing up as the son of Irish immigrants in a tough Chicago neighbourhood and the many years he struggled to make real his dream of becoming a professional Irish dancer. He was in his mid-thirties when he was asked to create Riverdance for the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Just as his dreams were being realised, Michael was shattered when he and "Riverdance" parted company. Now Michael explains whas really happened backstage and describes how he went on to create the enormously successful "Lord of the Dance."

Michael also deals openly with the controversies that have surrounded his success such as his turbulent love life and the illness and injuries that have threatened his career. Filled with commentary from family, friends and colleagues and brimming with Michael's Irish charm and good humour, this book is the very personal story of a man who has lived life to the fullest according to his own credo: nothing is impossible.

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Calling oneself "Lord of the Dance" smacks of ego, and in his autobiography, Flatley admits he definitely has one. But he also pulls no punches in revealing his womanizing, a rape charge, and the ups ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Michael Flatley has performed his electrifying brand of Irish step dancing all over the world to an audience of millions. His most recent show, "Celtic Tiger, " is currently touring the world.

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