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Misty: My Journey Through Volleyball and Life

Misty: My Journey Through Volleyball and Life

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The passionate, poignant, and triumphant story of two-time Olympic gold medal–winning beach volleyball icon Misty May-Treanor.

More than any Olympics in history, the 2008 Beijing Summer Games captured the world’s imagination, and Misty May-Treanor became one of the biggest U.S. stars on the global stage. Now she shares the story of her life and

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The passionate, poignant, and triumphant story of two-time Olympic gold medal–winning beach volleyball icon Misty May-Treanor.

More than any Olympics in history, the 2008 Beijing Summer Games captured the world’s imagination, and Misty May-Treanor became one of the biggest U.S. stars on the global stage. Now she shares the story of her life and remarkable athletic career.

Destined for beach volleyball superstardom, having been raised on famed Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California, Misty talks about the personal and professional challenges she has faced and the life lessons she has learned in the process. From growing up with two driven, competitive, accomplished athlete parents and living in a volatile household rocked for years by their alcoholism to the heartbreaking death of her mother from cancer, Misty reveals intimate details never before publicly discussed. She tells behind-the-scenes stories about her eight-year climb to the top of beach volleyball with partners Holly McPeak and Kerri Walsh; her career-threatening injuries; her role on ABC’s hit television show Dancing with the Stars; and of course, her historic two Olympic gold medals and the special rewards they’ve brought.

Offering an unprecedented glimpse into the life of a cherished celebrity sports icon and an ambassador for women’s athletics, Misty will touch, inspire, and empower readers everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439148556
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
173,149
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Misty May-Treanor was born in Los Angeles and grew up playing beach volleyball at the Santa Monica Pier with her father, Butch, a 1968 Olympian, and her mother Barbara. She graduated from Long Beach State, where she was a vital member of the 1998 NCAA Championship team and received the Honda-Broderick Award for the nation’s collegiate female athlete of the year. After a brief stint with the U.S. national indoor team, she went on to revolutionize the sport of beach volleyball, becoming the best women’s player ever. Misty currently splits time between California and Florida with her husband, Majoy League Baseball catcher Matt Treanor.

Jill Lieber Steeg has been an award-winning senior writer at Sports Illustrated and USA TODAY. In her more than three decades in journalism, she has established herself as one of the nation’s preeminent profile writers and investigative sports reporters. She lives in California with her husband Jim and their beloved golden retreiver Fenway.

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Misty 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
gspKN More than 1 year ago
I love it. I always watch her play volleyball. I think any girl or boy would love this book. I give a thumbs up to this book and to Misty.
Rayahlin Reyes-Bennett More than 1 year ago
after reading this book i actually respect misty may trainer a lot more this book is a must read and i love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, but I was also really inspired by this other book called The Bench Sitter by Katlin Sweeney. It was really great for anyone who has played sports currently or in the past, and it did not work out the way you expected it to. A lot like how Misty May's book was, The Bench Sitter talks about the idea that where you start is not where you end up. You guys should DEFINITELY go read it. This is one of my favorite books of all time.
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Is it her new book or old. It looks really cool
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Misty I want to meet you so bad. You are my idol. You are my favorite volleyball. I want to be agreat volleyball player just like you. I wish I just started playing earlier so I play in the Olypmics. Misty if I ever meet I would just have to thank you for becoming my hero and my role model. You are the only reason I play sports ;after my older sisters have played sports and have been hurt really badly. My middle sister torn something in her knee and has hurt her head so many times that I count by playing soocer. My older sister almost broke her arm and has had two black eyes just by cheerleading. So it is a big deal that I am playing a sport because I know how hurt you can get. Misty thank you so so so so much. Even though you do not know me personally. I wish we did know each other. ----------------- Hallie
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I wanna do wat she does and b just lik her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is soooo awesome