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 victoriesand some failuresand an intimate glimpse into how almost dying taught him to really live.
Since the release of his megabestseller, Its Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong has enjoyed a new series of thrilling rides, from the birth of his twin daughters, to an astounding succession of Tour de France triumphs, to being chosen as Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2002. 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.
Armstrongs previous book recounted his journey from a grim diagnosis of testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs and brain, to a stunning recovery that culminated in his winning the 1999 Tour de Francethe ultimate evidence that he had also won a daunting battle with death.
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. Armstrong candidly discusses his prickly relationship with the French and the ultimately disproved accusations of doping within his Tour de France team, and he writes about his recent achievements, including celebrating five years of cancer survival and how he restored a magnificent chapel in his beloved Spain.
A fresh perspective on the spirit of survivors everywhere, Every Second Counts will invigorate and enthrall Armstrongs millions of admirers.
....his strong message of hope shines through-this often moving, energetic story offers enough bike lore to satisfy racing aficionados, while still accessible for the reader who's more interested in Armstrong's inspirational approach to life. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Booklist - David Pitt
..... a joyous, triumphant book, a celebration of all the things that make life good. It's also, for cyclists, a detailed look at the Tour de France, as seen through the eyes of one of its top competitors. Fascinating and inspiring.
Recent Reader Reviews
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by Katie Sutton
This book is an amazing story. My parents gave it me for Christmas last year and I read it between Christmas Day and New Years. Now, I'm keeping it for the time when I get to go to Paris again, or even a stage end of a race, and meet Armstrong... Read More
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by Eric Tatge
This is the most inspirational book ever! Even if you dont care about cycling you will want to get up and go!
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by filemon r. bautista jr.
Im always read this book, ill keep this book for interesting to me. This is great.
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I think its a great book, even better than the first, i think you should read it!!!
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