Racing With My Shadow: The Compelling True Story of America's First Leading Female Jockey

Racing With My Shadow: The Compelling True Story of America's First Leading Female Jockey

by Karen Rogers

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Racing With My Shadow: The Compelling True Story of America's First Leading Female Jockey by Karen Rogers

This gripping autobiography about the personal and professional life of one of the first successful female jockeys takes the reader on a wild ride of both tragedy and triumph. Experience the highs and lows in the life of a leading jockey as well as understand the pain and despair of a dysfunctional childhood and the addictions and toxic relationships it fosters. This psychological journey, which is fast-paced, captivating, honest, and entertaining, inspires hope for those who have endured a difficult past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542593366
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/26/2017
Pages: 458
Sales rank: 415,072
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Karen Rogers, a professional leading jockey at the New York tracks and one of the first successful female jockeys, writes her personal journey to overcome the negative results of childhood sexual and emotional abuse by becoming an accomplished athlete. She tells firsthand how it drove her to the top of the thoroughbred racing industry at the age of sixteen, but also brought her to the depths of despair as she suffered from eating disorders, alcohol abuse, a toxic marriage, and suicide attempts. In the end, she discovers the truth about her past and finds peace and healing. The author has been on Late Night with David Letterman, The Donahue Show, Howard Cosell's SportsBeat, ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today Show with Jane Pauley, CBS's Thirty Minutes, ABC's Superstars, and other television programs. Featured in US magazine, People magazine, Family Circle, Teen magazine, and many other popular publications, she has also been published in the New York Times.

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