Still, Lance was famous and rich and extremely fit. Even though, this book gives several examples that to survive you need something else!...Continua
His story about his cancer is painfully straightforward - he bares all here. It is written in a very clear and simple English, a clean prose that is a pleasure to read (thanks no doubt to his professional co-author). Several of my friends have also enjoyed this story - it transcends an autobiography or sports narrative and is something uniquely special to read.
I sadly bought it for my mother who was diagnosed with cancer and it proved inspirational to her - I am glad she got to read it and be shored up a little bit by its positive message and practical advice on seeking second opinions, choosing doctors, etc.
Armstrong's "exposé" of the rigours of in vitro insemination was also an eye-opener and a must-read for any woman considering the procedure....Continua
The book is a Tour de Force of a read (forgive the pun)! It's very light and quick. Lance goes into detail on his fight over cancer and the 1999 TdF. He insists to the reader that it was his win over cancer that gave him a new perspective on life and that was more important than the wins that came after. The book is (as you can assume) very inspirational. Having taken a bit to running recently, I could understand and empathise with Lance especially when he described how patience and temper is necessary in a long endurance event. In that aspect, endurance events are a metaphor for life (and that's what most people including me feel when running). I can't think of a single reason why anyone shouldn't read this book, please do....Continua