It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life
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This book will really appeal to gymnasts because most most of this book (240+ pages) is about her gymnastics training and competitions. It also covers how the lessons she learned in gymnastics carried her through her battle with ovarian cancer.
Shannon Miller is the most decorated gymnast in American history and winner of 7 Olympic medals. In the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics, she won 5 Olympic medals in spite of breaking her elbow a few months before the Games. In the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, she was a part of the “Magnificent Seven,” which won the first US Olympic team gold medal in gymnastics and defeating the Russians. She also won the first ever Olympic gold medal on the balance beam won by an American.
Shannon Miller received a law degree from Boston College. She is the founder and president of Shannon Miller Lifestyle, a company dedicated to empowering women to make their health a priority and is also the President of the Shannon Miller Foundation, and organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
In 1st Week (Released April 21, 2015)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,210 in All Books
#2 in Gymnastics Books
#33 in Sports Biography and Memoirs Books
Average Customer Review: 4.1/5 stars