You would probably have to have been buried underground for the past 10 years to not have heard of Lance Armstrong. However, you may not really know much about Lance and his incredible story.
I didn't really know much about him, I only knew the basics and that he was a Tour de France champion. However, when in an airport bookshop, I needed something to keep me occupied for the journey ahead. Lance's book was what I found.
The book, as the title would suggest, is not really about cycling and even people completely uninterested in the sport should probably read this book.
It is a detailed retelling of the story of Lance's illness and his battle to recover and ride again. It's gritty and really punches home with it's chilling message that cancer is real and it can affect anybody in any condition. Lance himself describes his recovery as lucky. Clearly aware of the countless thousands who face cancer, battle hard and don't survive.
Lance describes how the illness changed him and how he so nearly gave up on his cycling but then goes on to describe his meeting of his wife and the Tour de France comeback that began his incredible reign of dominance in the world's premier cycling competition.
Truly a great book - no book collection should be without a copy!