I have read many, many gymnastics memoirs in my lifetime. Mary Lou, Bela, Miller, Moceanu. As interesting as it may be to read about an elite athlete's day to day training, how many of us un-elite non-athletes can relate? Not many.
Enter Dvora Meyers.
The first words that came to mind were "Spirit Animal." I felt as though this was a book I myself had written, but had no recollection of doing so. She basically replayed my experience as a young child who had become obsessed with elite gymnastics.
If you ever wore out a taped gymnastics competition or ever flipped your remote control pretending it was Shannon Miller, then this is the book for you.