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It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life | Paperback

Author: Lance Armstrong | Format: Paperback

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  Be Inspired

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From the moment I started to read this book I found it very hard to put down. Even if your not a fan of cycling, this book will grip you from start to finish and every part about Lance's fight with cancer will move you and inspire you to carry on when faced with difficulties in life. Inspirational reading, best book I've ever read.

  It's not about the cycling its about the human spirit of sur

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I recently suffered a near fatal illness and now 7 months since my near death experience. I was pulled from the brink & was given this book by a good friend. I have to say this book touched me in so many areas of similarity. I found it compelling and able to identify with. It gave me strength to continue with life and now I am very much on my own journey back to life. A must read for anyone who wants to learn what true heroes are and want to know what real angels look like.
If you are human I guarantee that it is a tear jerker. An amazing journey into human spirit.

  5 stars is not enough.

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I vaguely knew the story of Lance Armstrongs illness and his amazing Tour de France career. My husband is an avid cyclist and while I love to watch I myself am not what you would call particularly fit.
We had this stashed away in the attic so I thought I'd give it a read. Started on a Sunday evening the book was finished by Tuesday bedtime. Once I picked it up I found it very hard to put down.
As the other reviews have said this book touches on Lances childhood
and his amazing relationship with his mother who in her own right is an extraordinarily inspirational woman. Whether you're a cyclist or just a fan like me you really should read this book. Lance isn't everyones favourite sportsman, mainly I suppose due to his outspoken personality but having read this book my respect and admiration for him had soared.
This is a raw and at times gritty book about Lances amazing fight for not only his life but the respect of some of those in the cycling world and also the worlds press.
A totally inspirational book about a man with more grit and guts than most of us could ever dream of having.

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  5 stars is not enough.

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I vaguely knew the story of Lance Armstrongs illness and his amazing Tour de France career. My husband is an avid cyclist and while I love to watch I myself am not what you would call particularly fit.
We had this stashed away in the attic so I thought I'd give it a read. Started on a Sunday evening the book was finished by Tuesday bedtime. Once I picked it up I found it very hard to put down.
As the other reviews have said this book touches on Lances childhood
and his amazing relationship with his mother who in her own right is an extraordinarily inspirational woman. Whether you're a cyclist or just a fan like me you really should read this book. Lance isn't everyones favourite sportsman, mainly I suppose due to his outspoken personality but having read this book my respect and admiration for him had soared.
This is a raw and at times gritty book about Lances amazing fight for not only his life but the respect of some of those in the cycling world and also the worlds press.
A totally inspirational book about a man with more grit and guts than most of us could ever dream of having.

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  An inspirational and moving read!

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Anyone who has any interest in professional cycling will have heard of Lance Armstrong. He is a household name in the sport and a great champion and role model for anyone looking improve their cycling.
The book details his less than perfect child hood, his early sporting career and transition into the world of cycling. It centres itself primarily around his battle with cancer, his lowest moments and his return to greatness.
Ive not personally read a book that was so deeply moving and am glad to have been inspired by Lance`s incredible story.
This really is a must read.

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  Absolutely Brilliant

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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!

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  the most mentally inspiring book you will ever read

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one man's story of coming back from cancer wich doctors thought was less than a 10% survivability rate to winning the most gruelling sports endurance event in the world told with remarkable humility and honesty. if there has ever been a book to inspire you beyond all belief then this is it.A remarkable read.

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