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Heresy on the High Beam: Confessions of an Unbalanced Jewess [Kindle Edition]

Dvora Meyers , Margarita Korol
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It’s a classic love story: Girl meets balance beam. Girl trades long skirts for leotards. The rest, as Hillel once wisely said, is commentary.


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  • File Size: 194 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00804NIMK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #592,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars delightful August 14, 2012
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Well-written, engaging, colorful, bounces along -- like a gymnastics performance! Meyer skillfully intertwines growing up Orthodox in a single-parent home and being passionate about her sport. She deftly explains all three to us "civilians". *kol haKavód* כל הכבוד!

I do wish there were a way to award 4.5 stars, because despite Meyer's praise for her editor, there were typos and sentences that could've read more smoothly. Meyer, I'll gladly edit your next book [I'm a professional editor]!
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5.0 out of 5 stars book review November 7, 2012
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I loved loved loved this book. I laughed out loud for most of it. Very funny and real and I highly recommend it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balance On and Off the Beams May 20, 2012
By LSL
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A clever and very funny meditation on the vicissitudes of gymnastics and life, this book offers a series of vignettes on the author's lifelong passion for the practice and spectatorship of the sport.

A fun read even while relating to serious topics and olympic mishaps.

Dvora's keen sense of humor will keep you laughing, reading, and rooting for her.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dvora Rocks!!! June 23, 2014
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Back in the day, I was something of a gymnast. So when I came across this title, I figured I'd give it a shot based on the sport parallel alone. This is a fantastic read! Dvora, you had me laughing from beginning to end. There were a few times there out in public, I had to put the tablet away less those nearby thought me crazy!

I hope this is not the only book this very talented woman writes. She has a distinctive voice unlike any other so there hopefully will be more...

Excellent!
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5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read! February 14, 2014
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As a fellow obsessive child (my obsession was horses, I gave up gymnastics by 1st grade and dance by 4th), I identified with this so much. A great story, and I found myself switching back and forth to YouTube to watch the routines mentioned. I would love to read more!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll Want to Read It Twice June 26, 2012
By EFM
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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.
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