Off Balance A Memoir

ISBN-10: 1451608667

ISBN-13: 9781451608663

Edition: N/A

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Description: AT FOURTEEN YEARS OLD, Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the 1996 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team, the first and only American women’s team to take gold at the Olympics. Her pixyish appearance and ferocious competitive drive quickly earned her the status of media darling. But behind the fame, the flawless floor routines, and the million-dollar smile, her life was a series of challenges and hardships.Off Balancevividly delineates each of the dominating characters who contributed to Moceanu’s rise to the top, from her stubborn father and long-suffering mother to her mercurial coach, Bela Karolyi. Here, Moceanu finally shares the haunting stories of competition, her years of hiding injuries and pain out of fear of retribution from her coaches, and how she hit rock bottom after a public battle with her parents.But medals, murder plots, drugs, and daring escapes aside (all of which figure into Moceanu’s incredible journey), the most unique aspect of her life is the family secret that Moceanu discovers, opening a new and unexpected chapter in her adult life. A mysterious letter from a stranger reveals that she has a second sister—born with a physical disability and given away at birth—who has nonetheless followed in Moceanu’s footsteps in an astonishing way.A multilayered memoir that transcends the world of sports,Off Balancewill touch anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 6/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Sisters
Camelia
Awakening
The Letter
Tiny Dancer
The Karolyis
Jennifer
Olympian
Emancipation
Dark Times
Jennifer: Flash Forward
Enter Mike Canales
The Comeback Trail
Family
Acknowledgments
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