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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439173141
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439173145
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #844,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The seven-time Tour winner hasn't lost his ability to inspire: here he painstakingly documents his route back from retirement to the podium" GQ --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Lance Armstrong is a seven-time winner of the Tour de France and fulltime cancer fighter. He oversees the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists cancer patients around the world with managing and surviving the disease. He won the first of his record-setting seven Tour de France wins after surviving a nearly fatal bout with testicular cancer.  In 2008, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.  He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Lance Armstrong is a seven-time winner of the Tour de France and fulltime cancer fighter. He oversees the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists cancer patients around the world with managing and surviving the disease. He won the first of his record-setting seven Tour de France wins after surviving a nearly fatal bout with testicular cancer. In 2008, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Great intro and fantastic photos.
Les Lent
Just like baseball players taking things, it's not going to make you hit better, you have to be good at it ALREADY!!!!
Just so you know...
A great behind the scenes look at Lance, his daily life on the cycling tour, and his continuing fight against cancer.
P. Henderson

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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Julia Flyte TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Don't make the mistake of thinking that this is a Lance Armstrong autobiography in the style of It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life and Every Second Counts. He writes a brief introduction, but essentially it is a pictorial diary of a year in the life of Lance Armstrong, from when he made the decision to return to professional cycling through to the Tour de France earlier this year. It's a busy year with lots of training (he gets noticeably thinner over the year); racing events in Australia, the US and Europe; a broken collarbone; a new baby and lots of fundraising and campaigning for cancer research.

The photographs are all taken by Elizabeth Kreutz and they are stunning - see the examples above. They are arranged in chronological order and each is accompanied by a little explanation from Lance about what he was doing or thinking at the time. The layout of the book and the paper stock are also high quality.

Reading this book feels like you've spent a year being a fly on the wall as Lance goes about his life. It's a fascinating glimpse into his world, from the high glamour (flying in private jets and hanging out with world leaders) to the mundane (running his kids to school and playing in the backyard with them - nice backyard by the way Lance). There's even a photo of him undergoing a urine test. You certainly get an appreciation for the hard work that goes into being a professional cyclist as well as the considerable work that he does for cancer research. His relationship with his partner Anna also comes across as being very close and strong.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike on January 30, 2010
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I bought this book after reading the "it's not about the bike" book and this one is really great. All the pictures and captions are really interesting and gives a nice look into his comeback to the tour in '09. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone! And if you haven't read "Its Not About the Bike" definitely check that out also!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Paulo on February 1, 2010
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Just great images and a look into Lance's comeback. The photos a great and the descriptions to each one give great insight into Lance's Day to Day. Makes me want to get out and ride everytime I pick it up and look through it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Grattan VINE VOICE on January 13, 2010
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This photo essay is intended to give some immediacy to Lance's return to bicycle racing in late 2008, culminating in his racing in the Tour de France in July, 2009, where he finished third. The book is really a mixed bag. Many of the photos are spectacular views of racing, though there are fewer of them than one would think. Some are fairly intimate: discrete photos of Lance giving a sample to testers, of his screwed together collarbone, and Anna nursing baby Max come to mind.

In general, the selection of photographs is questionable. There are far too many of Lance meeting with officials and celebrities and promoting his LAF foundation. There is too little attention paid to chronology both in selection and description. Any reader will struggle with connecting names with individuals in the photos. There seems to be an assumption that all individuals depicted and their connection to Lance are well known. There is substantial emphasis on his family, though that is a confusing situation and, again, there are identification problems with the photos.

There is a bit of defensiveness in the book: who is a friend, who by implication is not; who supports, that is, rides for, whom; and the like. The coverage of the racing, training, and his trainers gets the short end of the stick when laid up against all else in the book. All in all, it is an interesting book but suffers from a lack of good organization, selection, and consistency. Lance fans will no doubt overlook any shortcomings.
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Would still recommend lance armstrongs book for anyone seeking motivation for tackling a break out through new direction by any means medically possible.
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I have read a number of his books. I have found them to be inspirational. I certainly respected him, as a person and as an athlete. Today I feel that what he said about the process of achieving a goal and making something one's life purpose is still valid. I am glad to have had that experience of reading his thoughts and words. Unfortunately it is all based upon a number of lies. Do I resent that? I can look beyond that as what he said, if one takes into account that he was self-righteous and arrogant and hypocritical, the truth of how to achieve one's goals and the right thinking necessary and beyond it is still true. He has certainly let us and himself down and he's now facing an even larger challenge, that of being able to face the world and become that man he had purported himself to be.
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In light of the latest USADA accusations, I picked this up to take another look...and it is a thing of beauty! You will be transported back in time, and feel the chill of his races all over again! The quality of pictures really makes you feel a part of it. Highly recommended for any cycling enthusiast.
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By valley rider on May 7, 2012
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It is always interesting to read something about Lance. this one gives a peak into the behind the scenes look of what his life is like. What he is doing now that his racing days are over.
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