My Greek Drama: Life, Love, and One Woman's Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country

My Greek Drama: Life, Love, and One Woman's Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country

by Gianna Angelopoulos
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My Greek Drama: Life, Love, and One Woman's Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ClosetBookFreak More than 1 year ago
I received this book for review and I was very excited to start on a new journey in my literary quest to try new genres. This memoir started off with the beginnings of a promising politician from Greece. Here Gianna Angelopoulos will share not only her story but the story of the struggles of a bankrupt country and their uphill battle to win back the summer Olympics. We are given a bit of background on past generations eventually leading up to her entry into this world, and how she grew up as one of two daughters, going through her early childhood past her rebellious years wearing clothing and makeup that no parents would condone, all the way into her college years where she laid the foundation to what would eventually be a very challenging but successful career.At first I was very interested in the story of a woman coming from humble beginnings, and working hard to some how achieve a dream that many would deem unreachable, but as the book moved on I could not help but lose interested with each page. Something was off about this work that I was not able to enjoy it as I did from the start. Maybe it was the many times she mentioned her husband that used his wealth to move mountains in her Olympic campaign, or the countless times she mention specific people (mainly men) that went out of their way to make her work a much unneeded struggle. Now I understand that what she has done is nothing short of amazing. But as a reader I could not help but be frustrated through the majority of the book.This memoir is about a strong woman that did not run away when someone told her no, it shares a story about a woman that will be remembered as someone that achieved greatness for themselves and her country.
Hadar More than 1 year ago
When I spent the money for this book, I was really anticipating an erudite and serious account of this particular individual's experience working in the Greek parliament and her contribution to developing the 2004 Greek Olympics. There is a story here but it is marred by her constant detailing of her Manolo blahnik shoes; her palatial homes, her harry Winston jewels and her rich, doting husband.It made me want to to vomit! One of the absolute worst books on which I have wasted money. .and I have worked in Greece, although many years ago.