Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life

Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life

by Paige VanZant


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As a young girl growing up in Newberg, Oregon, Paige Sletten was all energy and full of potential. A natural athlete, Paige excelled at dancing, made the cheerleading squad earlier than most, and even had aspirations of becoming a Disney child star. With a tight-knit family, Paige's life was on track for greatness. Then, one fateful fall night in high school, everything changed when Paige faced a life-threatening sexual assault. It was in the gym where she "pounded the life out of those ashen memories," becoming stronger with every punch, kick, and lunge. In this beautiful tale of survival, she writes:

I inhale the power.
I exhale the bullshit.
One strike at a time.

Fighting became Paige's safe haven; something to live for, and Rise is the inspiring story of how she ultimately transformed into a bone-breaking, head-smashing fighter known as Paige VanZant. It is the deeply moving story of a warrior who transformed her pain into power and has become one of the toughest women in the world; an inspiring journey of someone who was knocked down in the most devastating way and came up swinging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316472265
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 390,560
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Paige VanZant is an American martial artist who competes in the Women's Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Champion. She has appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Chopped.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Tomboy in a Tutu 5

Iced Out 19

Killed Alive 27

Bad to Worse 45

To Heal a Wound, Rip it Open 63

Angels & Warriors 91

Drunk on Chaos 103

Between Love & Lunacy 113

Wrestling with Myself 129

Born to Fight 151

Alpha Female 171

Go Ahead, Underestimate Me 193

Grit & Grace 211

Acknowledgments 227

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