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Every Second Counts (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Juli 2004

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  • Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
  • Verlag: Yellow Jersey; Auflage: New Ed (1. Juli 2004)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0224064738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224064736
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19,6 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.2 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (5 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 236.132 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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In the opening of Lance Armstrong's memoir, Every Second Counts (coauthored by Sally Jenkins), he reflects: "Generally, one of the hardest things in the world to do is something twice." While he is talking here about his preparation for what would prove to be his second consecutive Tour de France victory in 2000, the sentiment could equally be applied to the book itself. And just as Armstrong managed to repeat his incredible 1999 tour victory, Every Second Counts repeats--and, in some ways exceeds—the success of his bestselling first memoir, It's Not About the Bike.

Every Second Counts confronts the challenge of moving beyond his cancer experience, his first Tour victory and his celebrity status. Few of Armstrong's readers will ever compete in the Tour de France (though cyclists will relish Armstrong's detailed recounting of his 2000-2003 tour victories), but all will relate to his discussions of loss and disappointment in his personal and professional life since 1999. They will relate to his battles with petty bureaucracies, such as the French court system during the doping scandal that almost halted his career. And they will especially relate to constant struggles with work/life balance.

In the face of September 11--which arrives halfway through the narrative (just before the fifth anniversary of his diagnosis)--Armstrong draws from his experiences to show that suffering, fear and death are the essential human condition. In so openly using his own life to illustrate how to face this reality, he proves that he truly is a hero--and not just because of the bike. In Every Second Counts he is to be admired as a human being, a man who sees every day as a challenge to live richly and well, no matter what hardships may come. --Patrick O'Kelley, Amazon.com -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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"With sports books, as in the cinema, sequels usually disappoint. But cycling legend Lance Armstrong's follow-up to his bestseller It's Not About the Bike is an exception" Sunday Telegraph 20040719

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3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Martina Schoenherr am 5. November 2003
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The second book of cyclist Lance Armstrong is the ideal continuation of his first book "It's not about the bike". While his first book was about his start as a cyclist and the devastating diagnosis of testicular cancer, the second book unveils more of his personality and it shows a man that know what life is about and that grew in the past and is still improving in so many ways.
I read the first in german and english (more than once)and I couldn't wait to get the new book. I just can say that I recommend everybody to read those fantastic books because they show the man behind the worldclass-cyclist and they are a great inspiration and motivation for yourself. He is so right "every second counts".
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Every Second Counts brings us up-to-date on what happened to Lance Armstrong after he survived testicular cancer and went back to competitive cycling to win the Tour de France. If you have been away in another galaxy, he has fathered three children (a son and twin daughters) using sperm saved from before his cancer treatments, won four more Tour de France races, become a world-renowned celebrity, been investigated for and cleared of "doping" his body, stayed clean from cancer, become a noted cancer advocate and developed a rocky patch in his marriage.

Every Second Counts is a rambling account of all this that sometimes comes across as having been dictated into a tape recorder during a long descent on a bicycle.

The book will be of most interest to those who want to know what it's like to recover from a potentially fatal cancer, live as a celebrity, try to balance a personal life with a demanding career and how Mr. Armstrong won all those Tour de France races.

Both his natural personality and his escape from death make Mr. Armstrong treasure every minute . . . and he likes to take life at full speed in demanding conditions. If he's not training endlessly, he's driving his car too fast or taking dangerous leaps into a rocky pool. At the same time, he's trying to temper that instinct with a desire to see his children grow up and have a good marriage. The book candidly explains how his retirement from racing will be required to help bring his life into a more helpful balance for his family. But he's not ready to do that just yet.
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Every Second Counts brings us up-to-date on what happened to Lance Armstrong after he survived testicular cancer and went back to competitive cycling to win the Tour de France. If you have been away in another galaxy, he has fathered three children (a son and twin daughters) using sperm saved from before his cancer treatments, won four more Tour de France races, become a world-renowned celebrity, been investigated for and cleared of "doping" his body, stayed clean from cancer, become a noted cancer advocate and developed a rocky patch in his marriage.

Every Second Counts is a rambling account of all this that sometimes comes across as having been dictated into a tape recorder during a long descent on a bicycle.

The book will be of most interest to those who want to know what it's like to recover from a potentially fatal cancer, live as a celebrity, try to balance a personal life with a demanding career and how Mr. Armstrong won all those Tour de France races.

Both his natural personality and his escape from death make Mr. Armstrong treasure every minute . . . and he likes to take life at full speed in demanding conditions. If he's not training endlessly, he's driving his car too fast or taking dangerous leaps into a rocky pool. At the same time, he's trying to temper that instinct with a desire to see his children grow up and have a good marriage. The book candidly explains how his retirement from racing will be required to help bring his life into a more helpful balance for his family. But he's not ready to do that just yet.
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Von Tanja am 3. Januar 2012
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Das Buch ist sehr zu empfehlen. Ich mag auch die Biography von Lance Armstrong. Die Lieferung war top. Preis toll!
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0 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Christian Flenker am 16. Dezember 2003
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This book is even better than the first one 'its not about the bike'. Lance Armstrong is sharing in a very personal way what cancer and surviving cancer has teached him. This book makes you watch the world in a different light. It is inspiration and motivation to do everything more consequent, to take the chances one has. Thank you for this great book!
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