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Misty: Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 15, 2010
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The case can be made that Misty May-Treanor is the most accomplished female athlete of her generation: two state volleyball championships in high school, an NCAA championship in college, domination of women's professional beach volleyball, and two Olympic gold medals. She was the child of two world-class athletes and came to embody their competitiveness and discipline. Much of her autobiography reads like Sports Bio 101: descriptions of important competitions, training routines, wins, losses, and rehabbing from injuries. Still, coauthor Steeg, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, keeps the narrative flowing and injects enough humor to maintain interest. When May-Treanor steps away from sports, she recounts difficult episodes in her personal lilfe, such as her father's alcoholism and her mother's 2002 death from cancer. The account of her mother's long illness and the void left by her death is touchingly honest and a reminder that success does not immunize one against life's most painful moments. Certainly of general interest to sports fans and especially valuable and inspirational to young female athletes. --Wes Lukowsky
About the Author
Misty May-Treanor was born in Los Angeles and grew up playing beach volleyball at the Santa Monica Pier with her father, Butch, a 1968 Olympian, and her mother Barbara. She graduated from Long Beach State, where she was a vital member of the 1998 NCAA Championship team and received the Honda-Broderick Award for the nation's collegiate female athlete of the year. After a brief stint with the U.S. national indoor team, she went on to revolutionize the sport of beach volleyball, becoming the best women's player ever. Misty currently splits time between California and Florida with her husband, Majoy League Baseball catcher Matt Treanor.
Jill Lieber Steeg has been an award-winning senior writer at Sports Illustrated and USA TODAY. In her more than three decades in journalism, she has established herself as one of the nation's preeminent profile writers and investigative sports reporters. She lives in California with her husband Jim and their beloved golden retreiver Fenway.
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Top customer reviews
The book was in very good condition and came pretty fast after I ordered it.
I have been a fan of May-Treanor since the 1990s. I immediately pre-ordered my copy of her autobiography via Amazon.com. I wanted to compare her biography to other notable volleyball legends, Sinjin Smith and Karch Kiraly.
Overall, I would say her autobiography supplanted Smith and Kiraly's efforts as my top favorites to the top spot. Without giving away too many details, her book offers insight into her upbringing, personal life with her husband (pro baseball player, Matt Treanor), moments of greatness and sadness (you might want to have tissues near you) as well as offering life lessons.
This is a wonderful and inspirational book for any sports fan (especially young women).
I found Misty's new book "Digging Deep..." so entertaining that for the first time I found myself "bothering my spouse" frequently. It seemed like I "bothered" her over 10 times, to share a line or a story from the book. Some of it was sharing insights into the depths of the volleyball world, and some of it was just hilarious stories that Misty has experienced.
Misty's book reminds me of the promo line from an old movie entitled "Stuart Saves His Family". The line goes: "You'll laugh because it's not your family, and you'll cry because it is." I did find myself laughing out loud, as well as having tears well up in my eyes while reading Misty's book.
I highly recommend Misty's book for its unprecedented "bother your spouse" factor. It's "bother your spouse" factor is so high that my wife can't wait to read it.