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A Skating Life: My Story

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Dorothy and her mom

A good look at Dorothy Hamill and her strained relationship with her mom growing up. The book covers the hard work Hamill put in over the years and how it became more of a job than fun. She's had a few failed marriages and that's covered, as well. A complete look at her...
A good look at Dorothy Hamill and her strained relationship with her mom growing up. The book covers the hard work Hamill put in over the years and how it became more of a job than fun. She's had a few failed marriages and that's covered, as well. A complete look at her career on and off the ice. Good read.

posted by bleacherbum99 on January 11, 2013

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Dorothy Hamill's novel "A Skating Life" is a quick and

Dorothy Hamill's novel "A Skating Life" is a quick and easy read that opens the reader's
eyes to the real world of competitive skating. The book covers the life of 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Dorothy Hamill and describes both the physical and mental...
Dorothy Hamill's novel "A Skating Life" is a quick and easy read that opens the reader's
eyes to the real world of competitive skating. The book covers the life of 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Dorothy Hamill and describes both the physical and mental strain that pushed her to the olympic podeum. Througout the novel, a theme of famly sacrifice is continuously brouhgt up. Dorothy writes of how much her family, especially her mother sacrificed to get her to reach her full potential. Never have I heard of such a family being so selfless and putting their own wants and needs aside for someone else. The family's unconditinal love that is expressed throughout the book is truly overwhelming. One of the best things about the book is Hamill's writing style. Hamill writes in a very personal and relatable way making it easy to image yourself within the text. Even though her unique voice is easily heard through the text, at times the mood of the book gets to be slightly depressing. She describes her inner struggle with depression in the novel and it was quite easy as a reader, to be overwhelmed by the text's negative and saddening energy. Overall, Hamill does a great job balancing the emotions throughout the book. Hamill's novel sends a loud and clear message to all readers saying how if you truly want something in life and believe you have what it takes to accomplish it, go for it! This book was short yet suprisingly inspiring and is perfect for anyone looking to jump into the world of competative ice skating.



posted by Anonymous on March 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Dorothy and her mom

    A good look at Dorothy Hamill and her strained relationship with her mom growing up. The book covers the hard work Hamill put in over the years and how it became more of a job than fun. She's had a few failed marriages and that's covered, as well. A complete look at her career on and off the ice. Good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2008

    Always a fan

    As is evident from this book, Dorothy Hamill's gift is skating, not writing! However, she was still able to tell the story about her life as a skater sharing her many strengths along with her weaknesses. This made her like the rest of us - human and relatable! Life is difficult for all of us, even gold medal champions. She has had many challenges to face in life and has done so graciously. I commend her for her efforts and will always remain a fan, wishing her the best.

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    Posted October 25, 2008

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