Reader reviews and comments on It's Not About the Bike, plus links to write your own review.

Summary |  Excerpt |  Reviews |  Readalikes |  Genres & Themes |  Author Bio

It's Not About the Bike

My Journey Back to Life

by Sally Jenkins, Lance Armstrong

It's Not About the Bike by Sally Jenkins, Lance Armstrong X
It's Not About the Bike by Sally Jenkins, Lance Armstrong
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' Opinion:

  • First Published:
    May 2000, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2001, 288 pages

  • Rate this book


Buy This Book

About this Book

Reviews

Page 1 of 4
There are currently 25 reader reviews for It's Not About the Bike
Order Reviews by:

Write your own review!

chhavi

how Lance works have inspired ustp make the event happen
My husband has undertaken his first bicycle tour to Shirdi ..1300 kms from Delhi. I gifted this book by Lance Armstrong which has even inspired Naved, to give this trip a a more spiritual bent..on way while speaking to people he is transmitting the message of "faith healing"..within us.
elnaz

it is very nice...
Hi,
I think it is the best book that I read
It's a big lesson for all people....
I love it so much
VJ Falcone

It's Not About The Bike
This book is titled It’s Not About the Bike but it kind of actually is about the bike. Yes, Lance talks about how things were when he was growing up. He does talk about the hardships he had to go through with cancer, but he does talk about the bike. He goes into detail about how he missed school to race bikes and how his early career was. Also how he and his wife moved to Spain so that he could train for the Tour de France. He also goes into how it felt to win the Tour de France. This is great and all but I believe that he should have focused more on the cancer even though he does go into great detail on the diagnosis and how he tried to learn everything he could about the illness. Also how he tried to get as many opinions he could about the cancer only to find out every time he only had a slim chance to live. I found it interesting about his cancer treatment and how scary it must have been, not knowing if he was going to live. his treatments made him so weak that he couldn’t stand without help and how someone who could ride a bike 200 miles over mountains could barely ride his bike around the block in his neighborhood. These parts I liked because I gave me the feeling of how serious and horrible cancer really is, but I still think he could have focused less about racing even if it is a huge part of his life.
Still I found this book to be very good and probably one of the best books I’ve read. I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you’re a cyclist, a cancer survivor or know someone who is a survivor. I found this book to be very inspirational and it taught me that no matter how bad things get not to give up because there is always hope.
Matt Donaldson

Inspirational
The emotional-rollercoaster autobiography of Lance Armstrong has made me a better person after reading it. It has illustrated to me that we should count our many blessings in life and be thankful for what we do have, and to not compare ourselves to other people. Thank-you Lance for your heart-compelling story which I'm sure has touched not only my heart but many others also
nomis renrut

best read of my 2004.. Inspirational!
Amy

this is one of the best books ive read and im 12
James Letten

The best book that i've ever read
Martin

It was a fantastic read.

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket
    Love and Other Consolation Prizes
    by Jamie Ford
    Love and Other Consolation Prizes was read and reviewed by 22 BookBrowse members for First ...
  • Book Jacket: The Judge Hunter
    The Judge Hunter
    by Christopher Buckley
    In London 1664, Balthasar de St. Michel or "Balty" has no discernable skills besides pestering his ...
  • Book Jacket: Star of the North
    Star of the North
    by D.B. John
    It's summertime. You're looking for an absorbing thriller while you flop at the beach. ...
  • Book Jacket: The Abbot's Tale
    The Abbot's Tale
    by Conn Iggulden
    The Abbot's Tale purports to be a re-discovered manuscript written by a real historical figure,...

Book Discussion
Book Jacket
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South.

About the book
Join the discussion!

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    The Summer Wives
    by Beatriz Williams

    An electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power and redemption set on an island off the New England coast.
    Reader Reviews

Win this book!
Win A Place for Us

A Place For Us

A deeply moving story of love, identity and belonging--the first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker's new imprint.

Enter

Word Play

Solve this clue:

H, W H A Problem

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.