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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    This is a great book that everyone would love.

    Some one call 911 ¿we have a male about 35 looks like he had a crash on a bike¿! That was only one of my many accidents, but the time I was most worried was when I was diagnosed with cancer. This memoir was about lance Armstrong about how he had cancer and than was able to win seven tour de France. He also had children after his cancer. He was the first person ever to win seven Tour De France right after overcoming cancer. It said in the book that now people look up to him because he was able to do that. His kids names were Luke and his twins that are coming Lance never says their names in the book. Also in this book he was a father to his children not just a rolemodle. His son Luke looked up to him. He wore a helmet to the store when him and Lance went out. When Lance was little he was the only kid that he new that was interested in bikes and racing. I think that you should read this book Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins because it is very interesting. It makes you want to read it all the time the when I was reading it I could not stop. I completed the book all in one day. The reason that I wanted to read it was because I new that lance is a great person and that he was able to defeat his cancer that was spreading all through his body and the doctors said that he was surely to die. I also want to read his other book it is called Gone With The Bike. It is a very good book for teens, also it is enjoyable for adults too. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2006

    Inspiring

    When he was 25, Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer. It had already spread to his abdomen, lungs, and brain. It might have been terminal, but two surgeries and four courses of chemotherapy later, he was well again. Well enough to compete in the Tour de France bicycle race that he won in 1999. And four times since then. Although the book is not all about the Tour Lance also goes off into side stories about his family, friends, training, and cancer. One of my favorite side stories is when he and one of his good friends collage go for a bike ride, and Lance scares collage because he is flying down the hill and is going to fast. In this book lance says ¿The fact is that I wouldn¿t have won even a single Tour de France without the lesson of illness. What it teaches is this: pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.¿ This book is so inspirational, it teaches you to never give up, and to always try your hardest. Reading this book makes you feel like you could do anything if Lance can do it why cant I. One of my major likes is how in depth the book goes about his stories about the tour. Lance talks about his breathing techniques, what he is thinking at the time, and the constant burning in his legs. What I did not like about the book was how lance didn¿t give himself enough credit. I mean he won the tour five times, he defeated cancer. He needs to talk about his victory more in the book. I think people should read this book for one reason it is a good inspirational book that you will not walk away from saying that was a waste of my time. It will have you looking at life in a whole new way you¿ll never take for granted your heath again. You will walk away from this book feeling good about yourself and inspired. Lance won the tour de France five times defeated cancer and succeeded in his dreams, why cant you?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2004

    the real Lance Armsrtong

    This book takes you along on Lance¿s journey. From cancer to winning The Tour De France, I felt like I was right there with him the whole time. The book made his training sound glorious. While I was reading all I wanted to do after I finished was to go out and ride my bike. It inspired me to train, not as much as Lance does of course but train none the less. Another positive to the focus on how much Lance¿s trains is that it shows that he really has to work at what he does. It shows his determination to the sport and to his team. Not only did reading about how much he trains make me want to get on the bike, it inspired me to try harder in all things I do. The book did a really good job of showing how much Lance has to defend his honor. The book goes into great detail about all the drug tests he must take just to prove he is clean. He tells how annoyed he is with the whole thing and you can tell that it upsets him a little bit. When he writes about it, it makes you feel compassionate for him. I think I may hove gotten just as annoyed by the 5:00 in the morning surprise drugs tests as he did. This book is told from the inside of cycling. You learn about things the average spectator of cycling would not know. I also really liked how Lance gives credit to everyone around him. He gives credit to everyone on his team for helping him and he knows that he could not win the tour without them. He spends a lot of time giving credit to everyone around him. I like that because not everyone can win, and it makes the people who help out the winner feel really good about it. Another thing I really liked about the book was how intimate Lance got. He talks about his family problems. He goes into great detail about how hard it is to be away from his family and what it was doing to his marriage. He gets very intimate when he talks about cancer. He does not hold back when he talks about how hard it was for him. He is not afraid to give the details that no one wants to hear. It makes you feel like you are there with him, and makes you relate to the situation. This book can touch anybody¿s life. Anyone would enjoy reading it. It¿s very inspirational and insightful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2004

    Not as good as 'It's Not About the Bike'...was good

    I read Lance's first book twice becuase I loved it so much. It was very inspiring. So then I decided to read this one, and it was good. I enjoyed how he kept his story going, but I still like his first better. I saw sad to read about Kik. I wanted them to stay together. I felt bad for her. She was alone a lot of the time when Lance was training. I hope he wins his 6th in a couple of weeks. Best of luck for him.

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