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Every Second Counts

Format:  Paperback,

272 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Jun 2004

ISBN-13: 9780767914482

ISBN-10: 0767914481

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The five-time Tour de France winner and Number 1 "New York Times" bestselling author returns with an inspirational account of his recent personal and professional victories--and some failures--and an intimate glimpse into how almost dying taught him to really live.
Since the release of his megabestseller, "It's Not About the Bike," Lance Armstrong has enjoyed a new series of thrilling rides, culminating with the extension of his string of Tour de France victories to a record-tying fifth in 2003. Continuing the inspiring story begun in his first book, "Every Second Counts" captures the mind-set of a man who has beaten incredible odds and considers each day an opportunity for excellence.
Armstrong's previous book recounted his journey from a grim diagnosis of testicular cancer to a stunning recovery that culminated in his winning the 1999 Tour de France. His new book addresses the equally daunting challenge of living in the aftermath of this experience and making the most of every breath of life.
A fresh perspective on the spirit of survivors everywhere, "Every Second Counts" will invigorate and enthrall Armstrong's millions of admirers.

"A joyous, triumphant book, a celebration of all the things that make life good." --"Booklist
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"There's something of a vicarious thrill in being along with Armstrong for the ride." --"San Antonio Express-News "

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Author:
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Jun 2004
ISBN-13: 9780767914482
ISBN-10: 0767914481
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.44
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.24 x 0.57 x 8.12
Walmart No.: 0767914481

About the author

Biography of Jenkins, Sally

Sally Jenkins was born on October 22, 1960. She is a sports columnist and feature writer for The Washington Post. She has also worked for Sports Illustrated and acted as a correspondent on CNBC as well as on NPR's All Things Considered. She is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English Literature. Jenkins is also known for some of her famous interviews such as Joe Paterno, Head football coach of Pennsylvania State University and Lance Armstrong.

In 1986, Jenkins was part of the team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for stories about the cocaine-related death of University of Maryland All-American Len Bias. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 2000. It was also number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. This book was also awarded the Christopher Award for Adult Books in 2001. It also appeared in the Texas Tayshas Reading List from 2001 to 2002. In 2002 she won the Associated Presss Columnist of the Year Award.

Her title Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective made The New York Times best seller list for 2013. Her titles include: No Finish Line, Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Blue Bloodsand Won, The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation and The State of Jones.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2003-10-15)

Unequivocally the world's greatest cycling race, the Tour de France is an arduous three-week, 20-stage ride that tests both the physical fitness and the mental toughness of its participants. These two books pay homage to the event in different ways. A beautiful coffee-table work produced in collaboration with the French sports daily, L'Equipe, The Official Tour de France celebrates the race's centenary this year. Interspersed throughout this definitive, year-by-year account are wonderful photographs, 200 in color and 500 in black and white.

In an appendix, readers will find information on podium placing's, total victories by riders, champions by nation, and winners of the yellow, green, and polka-dot jerseys. With a foreword by Lance Armstrong. Speaking of Armstrong, one quickly runs out of superlatives to describe the four-time Tour de France winner who has survived testicular, brain, and lung cancer. In his previous biography, It's Not About the Bike, also co-written with Washington Post journalist Jenkins, he documented his early life and career and his battle with cancer, culminating with his first Tour victory.

Every Second Counts chronicles the challenge an athlete faces living in the aftermath of his experiences, when each day is a precious gift. The work describes his recent cycling achievements, being cancer-free for five years, and dedication to the foundation that bears his name, which helps cancer patients worldwide. An inspirational read that has the makings of another best seller. Both books are worthy additions for all public libraries.

- Larry R. Little, Penticton P.L., B.C.

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2004-05-15)

Every major athlete has a story to tell, but only a few transcend the banality of sports. Hank Aaron's I Had a Hammer was such a book, and Armstrong's Every Second Counts is another. Armstrong happens to be a five-time winner of the Tour de France; he relishes life and enthusiastically makes the most of every opportunity, but his experience with cancer still haunts him. His sanctuary is with other sufferers and their families.

He is a complicated and obsessive individual who does not accept convenient reasons for why he survived when others have not. Stephen Hoye captures these qualities with a taut but touching narration. This journey of personal deliverance deserves a place in our libraries. Most highly recommended.

-Ray Vignovich, West Des Moines P.L.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

The five-time Tour de France winner and Number 1 New York Times bestselling author returns with an inspirational account of his recent personal and professional victories—and some failures—and an intimate glimpse into how almost dying taught him to really live.

Since the release of his megabestseller, It’s Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong has enjoyed a new series of thrilling rides, culminating with the extension of his string of Tour de France victories to a record-tying fifth in 2003. Continuing the inspiring story begun in his first book, Every Second Counts captures the mind-set of a man who has beaten incredible odds and considers each day an opportunity for excellence.

Armstrong’s previous book recounted his journey from a grim diagnosis of testicular cancer to a stunning recovery that culminated in his winning the 1999 Tour de France. His new book addresses the equally daunting challenge of living in the aftermath of this experience and making the most of every breath of life.

A fresh perspective on the spirit of survivors everywhere, Every Second Counts will invigorate and enthrall Armstrong’s millions of admirers.

“A joyous, triumphant book, a celebration of all the things that make life good.” — Book list

“There’s something of a vicarious thrill in being along with Armstrong for the ride.” — San Antonio Express-News

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