Showing posts with label sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sports. Show all posts

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Lionel Messi and The Art of Living by Andy West | Book Review

Summary:

Lionel messi and the art of living is a bold, insightful and unique examination of a world famous sporting hero from an entirely new perspective, providing a context extending far beyond the football field. Although the details of messi’s story are already well known, this book studies afresh and anew his glorious triumphs and his desperate failures, his ongoing evolution and his endless struggle to succeed. It encourages us to analyze and think about his career from a different viewpoint, revealing how his journey can be related to our own lives on a meaningful and impactful level. Containing extensive and illuminating exclusive interviews with deep thinkers and high Achievers from a number of fields, this book delivers a vibrant and inspiring approach to a global icon. You will never look at Lionel messi—or lifetime the same way again.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Roller Babes: 1950's Women of Roller Derby by Tim Patten | Book Review

Summary:

It was the 1950s, a time of gray uniformity and the company man. Young women were supposed to get married, take care of the cleaning and cooking, and raise children. But Lottie Zimmerman wanted more. The awkward tomboy had dreamed of becoming a force in Roller Derby, an increasingly popular televised sport where hair-pulling, raucous brawls, and chaotic spills often took center stage over lightning-fast runs and breath-taking maneuvers around a sharply banked track.

Together with her gal pals, Elsie and Rebecca, enter a rarified world of big-time legends, battles in motion, and competitive grudges, overcoming obstacles that had left many women of the era feeling envious and frustrated.
As they worked their way up through the professional ranks, they rode the roller-coaster of impact and mayhem – both on and off the track. Eventually, they learned what it took to reach the highest, and were soon reveling in the cheers of countless fans.

And yet, while the action on wheels attracted audiences in the millions, much of this post-war adventure remained hidden from view. Part high-speed action, bruising contact and modern-day showmanship, and part female comradery, innovation, and survival, Roller Babes is the story of an era that now seems fresher than ever.