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Happiness of Pursuit A Father's Courage, a Son's Love and Life's Steepest Climb

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ISBN-10: 0547315937

ISBN-13: 9780547315935

Edition: 2011

Authors: Davis Phinney, Austin Murphy, Lance Armstrong

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For two decades, Davis Phinney was one of America's most successful cyclists. He won two stages at the Tour de France and an Olympic Bronze medal. But after years of feeling not quite right, he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's. The body that had had so long been his ally had slowly morphed into something else: a prison. The Happiness of Pursuitis the story of how Davis sought to overcome his Parkinson's by reaching back to what had made him so successful on the bike and adjusting his perspective on what counted as a win. The news of his diagnosis began a dark period for this vibrant athlete, but there was also light. His son, Taylor, discovered bike racing, and as his career was…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

David Phinney is a former professional cyclist, a TV commentator, and one of three Americans to win multiple stages of the Tour de France. In 2000, he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease. Today he and his wife, Connie Carpenter Phinney, an Olympic gold medalist, run the Davis Phinney Foundation.

Austin Murphy is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He lives in northern California with his wife and their two children.

LANCE ARMSTRONG established the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a charity to aid in the fight against cancer, in 1996. He splits his residence between France and Austin, Texas.

Introduction
Good News
Diagnosis
The Road
The Amateur
Ahab
The Big C
�We're Just the Americans, Man!�
I Can t Believe It. I Won?
You're Not Supposed to See This
If God Were a Cyclist…
For a Little While, I Was Cured
Desperation
Dad, I Gotta Do This
The Trenches
Rocket Launch
The Gavia
The Light in Your Face Just Came On Again
Beyond Beijing
As Good as It Gets
Epilogue
Acknowledgments