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It's Not About the Bike

My Journey Back to Life
Armstrong, Lance (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
It's Not About the Bike


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The #1 New York Times bestseller from the cancer survivor who became a four-time Tour de France champ. In 1996, young cycling phenom Armstrong discovered he had testicular cancer. In 1999, he won the Tour de France. Now he's a new father and a memoirist: with pluck, humility and verve, this volume covers his early life, his rise through the endurance sport world and his medical difficulties.
Authors: Armstrong, Lance
Title: It's not about the bike
my journey back to life
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, c2000.
Characteristics: 275 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Local Note: 1 2
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Sally
Alternate Title: It is not about the bike
ISBN: 0399146113
Branch Call Number: 796.6209 ARM
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Fascinating reading now, in light of his admission that he cheated with PEDs, ruined the careers of a few team members, disappointed cancer survivors everywhere and was generally one of the biggest jerks in sports history. Give him credit for this: He was a master at building a myth.

I would have enjoyed this book a lot more without the bad language. His story is an inspiration!

Report This Jun 26, 2012
  • epltina rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Not a fantastically written book but it had me engaged throughout. I learned so much about biking VO2 max and fitness and the will power of amazing athletes.

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  • NASIVELI SARYGULOVA rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lance Armstrong "CANCER is acronym for Courage, Attitude, Never give up, Curability, Enhancement, Rememberarnce of fellow patients" and "Cancer is not part of death but part of Life"

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  • vchuynh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A really good glance into the life of Lance Armstrong. The details of his fight with cancer, whether physical, mental, logistical aspects of his life are extremely intriguing. His mental state post-cancer is especially interesting, along with the details of his treatment, lifestyle and the in-vitro fertilization treatments done on his wife are very open and telling. Definitely worth the time!

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  • Cabby rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This should be given to anyone with cancer.

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  • vchuynh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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