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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, like 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
I am a spiritual person unlike lance but the book impacted me more spiritually than it did soulically.its a book that I will read five more times,just like the tourPublished 21 days ago by Alvin Kibaru
Despite the recent events of Lance Armstrong, this book was a great read and he is still a true hero in my eyes amongst a group of athletes who were all doing the same thing.Published 16 months ago by L. Watanabe
Another book about lance--- this is an interesting look into the background of one of the most controversial athletes of modern timesPublished 22 months ago by Christine Tappe
This is not as strong a book as its predecessor, It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. That book centered on Armstrong's battle with cancer and subsequent comeback to... Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by Julia Flyte
Lance Armstrong is the most dominant cyclist of all time. As a result it is fascinating to read his perspective on training for the Tour de France, the race itself, and the US... Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Fedya Dolokhov
Great book, very inspiring. It is one of those books that once you pick it up you dont want to put it down.Published on January 9, 2012 by badnewsmoos
I love this book for so many reasons but to quickly say it...this book is so positive! I quote Lance often. Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by Andrea Zavislak
Great insight, I enjoyed reading every page of this book. I'm a huge fan of all the accomplishments Lance Armstrong has achieved, and reading about them in detailed accounts is... Read morePublished on May 14, 2011 by Travis