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In this book Armstrong wants to share his perspectives on life. Lance, one of the greatest bike racers ever, describes his amazing life in this book, from his childhood to adulthood, from the first time riding a bike to his second Tour de France victory, and from a cancer patient to a cancer survivor.
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Armstrong tells us about his roles as a bike champion, a husband, a father, a son and a cancer survivor. Everything is his own experience; every word is the truth of life.

Lance used to be immature like everyone. He didn't know how to do well for himself. When he was on the bike, he attacked too often and lost unnecessary matches. He never learned to love the cycling, nor know how to love his life. Cancer changed his life view. He lost his health, his career and was in danger of losing his life. Many people thought that his life was over; he could no longer be the world champion again.

Lance was scared, he did think of giving up, luckily he never really did so. Cancer didn't take everything from him, but one the other hand gave him a brand new attitude on life, and surprisingly gave Lance courage and determination. He recovered and regained everything, that's not an easy task, but he finally did it.

Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France twice.

The review of this Book prepared by Harris Muria Dobson

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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   physical disability/sickness Sports story?    -   bike racing Sports story    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas    -   Midwest Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   Some in color 1-5 How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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