Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals

Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals[Download] ➾ Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals ➹ Christine Brennan – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Respected sports journalist Christine Brennan tells the riveting tales of the world s best figure skaters during the most intense year of their young lives The story opens with the US national champi Respected sports journalist Christine Glory: The PDF ✓ Brennan tells the riveting tales of the world Edge of PDF/EPUB or s best figure skaters during the most intense year of their young lives of Glory: The MOBI ï The story opens with theUS national championships, when Michelle Kwan, the overwhelming favorite for theOlympic gold medal, leaves the rink in tears Enter Tara Lipinski, a seventy five pound jumping machine soon to become the youngest world skating championChronicling the year leading up to and including theOlympic Games, Edge of Glory offers portraits of the famous and infamous, the hopefuls and has beens Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul, Tonya Harding, Elvis Stojko, Todd Eldredge, Ilia Kulik, and many Edge of Glory also takes the reader behind the scenes of the sport the aggressive sports agents, the career fostering coaches, the eager reporters, the choreographers, and the attentive, stern judges Ultimately, Edge of Glory is about the athletes themselves What drives these skaters to a profession that promises retirement at such a young age How do they survive in a sport where one fall decides it all What do they fear And, most importantly, who will win, and who will lose. Edge of Glory follows a number of figure skating hopefuls during the run up to the 1998 Olympic Games Unfortunately, the resulting narrative is so long that it becomes dirge y and repetitive We get it, Christine Brennan Tara Lipinski went into obsessive frenzies during training You don t have you tell us about it ten times.Despite its length, the book lacks depth Brennan shows all the subtlety of well, a newspaper reporter She gets caught up in newsroom melodrama, without bothering to Edge of Glory follows a number of figure skating hopefuls during the run up to the 1998 Olympic Games Unfortunately, the resulting narrative is so long that it becomes dirge y and repetitive We get it, Christine Brennan Tara Lipinski went into obsessive frenzies during training You don t have you tell us about it ten times.Despite its length, the book lacks depth Brennan shows all the subtlety of well, a newspaper reporter She gets caught up in newsroom melodrama, without bothering to look for the real story She also uses some truly appalling puns Mishin Impossible for describing Alexei Mishin sticks in my mind that would probably be fine in a tabloid sports write up, but seem ludicrous in this context I couldn t help but compare Edge of Glory to Joy Goodwin s The Second Mark, especially since the two books cover a little of the same material Goodwin s book is thoughtful and beautiful Brennan s is neither of those things.It s perhaps unfair to criticize Brennan for focusing on some skatersheavily than others, if she judged their stories to be most compelling, but by the end, the book does become a love letter to Michelle Kwan Did Kwan deserve the Gold in 1998 Probably The book s fawning tone regarding all things Michelle is still ridiculous, though As a former adult skater and sometimes volunteer at competions including several Nationals and the Worlds here in DC I found the book fascinating I think my favorite part was the story about judging and how a judge was surprised that he had scored Christopher Bowman higher than the other judges because he had dropped his pencil and missed Bowman, as another judge told him, he slammed into the wall. Nerdy, nostalgic look back at skating in the 1990s A bit repetitive at times Looking at this from 2017, I m evenglad that Shizuka Arakawa and Yuna Kim were able to prove the only high schoolers can win gold medals gloominess wrong in 2006 and 2010 And glad that the scoring system changed. I found this book interesting If you re a fan of figure skating you ll be delighted how Brennan takes us in the world in which these world class skaters face intense pressure, cutthroat rivalry, and the joy and tears that comes with winning and losing Recommended. While I didn t particularly like the style in which the book was written the author was is a sports correspondent and commentator, and thus wrote the book in the same spirit , I DID enjoy the book namely, because I remember the majority of the performances and competitions described in great detail I liked reading about what was going on behind the scenes, as far as injuries the skater s had during the time of their performances that the public wasn t privy to, the coaching dynamics, the c While I didn t particularly like the style in which the book was written the author was is a sports correspondent and commentator, and thus wrote the book in the same spirit , I DID enjoy the book namely, because I remember the majority of the performances and competitions described in great detail I liked reading about what was going on behind the scenes, as far as injuries the skater s had during the time of their performances that the public wasn t privy to, the coaching dynamics, the competitor s lifestyle at home and during training, and the role the main competitor s parents played in their training All the main players in the ice skating scene of the 90 s were in the book men s, women s and pairs Harding, Kerrigan, Kwan, Lipinski, Kwiatkowski, Chen, Slutskaia, Bobek, Bonaly, Kulik, Stojko, Eldredge, Yagudin, Candeloro, Weissand the list goes on Also interesting, was to learn about the politics involved in scoring Very insightful I ve prepared the best way I can prepare And I m just going to go out there and do my job and enjoy it And if I deserve to win, I will And if I don t, that s the way it goes And I accept that But if I do what I was supposed to do and plan to do, then I ve won, regardless if I win a medal, because you just don t have that control Elvis Stojko, Canadian Silver Medalist in the 1998 Olympics The lovefest of Michelle Kwan continues in book form.Christine Brennan is a pretty good figure skating reporter I ve always appreciated her take on skating and in the past she has stood up to what was the USFSA in her journalism, like it really is I enjoyed her first book muchthan this one, but for anyone who enjoys skating or particularly likes the skaters she covers in this book, they will enjoy it.I was a little taken aback with the constant drip drip drip of love for Michelle Kwan The lovefest of Michelle Kwan continues in book form.Christine Brennan is a pretty good figure skating reporter I ve always appreciated her take on skating and in the past she has stood up to what was the USFSA in her journalism, like it really is I enjoyed her first book muchthan this one, but for anyone who enjoys skating or particularly likes the skaters she covers in this book, they will enjoy it.I was a little taken aback with the constant drip drip drip of love for Michelle Kwan and the subtle, yet obvious dislike for Tara Lipinski and her team Michelle is a lovely person but the fact remains that she was always a much overrated skater who became a star through media support She had her moments but I never could see her as being the skater everyone made her out to be Her jumps were not high, speed across the ice was slow and the artist in her was forced Tara was young, fast, talented and evenimportant, WANTED it badly That was why through it all, the weird lifestyle, pushy parents and agents, she won the World Championships and the Olympics I always wondered why Tara s career fizzled out after the Olympics and this book tells that story We could have seen muchand even better skating from Tara In the end, neither girl was was I would consider a great classic skater, but in this era of skating, they were everything.If you are a figure skating fan, I highly recommend this book Not like we didn t know all the shit about Tara Lipinski This author is that tall ass lady with big shoulder pads who would sometimes be recruited as an interviewer on actual figure skating broadcasts, but the skating community at large considers her to be a hack journalist She writes about a lot of other sports, too Basically, this book is really sympathetic to Michelle Kwan and exposes the Lipinskis for all their money grubbing stage parent ways You know, there s Nicole Bobek and boring as Not like we didn t know all the shit about Tara Lipinski This author is that tall ass lady with big shoulder pads who would sometimes be recruited as an interviewer on actual figure skating broadcasts, but the skating community at large considers her to be a hack journalist She writes about a lot of other sports, too Basically, this book is really sympathetic to Michelle Kwan and exposes the Lipinskis for all their money grubbing stage parent ways You know, there s Nicole Bobek and boring ass Tonia Kwiatkowski, and she talks about the Russian and American men including lots of shit about how Michael Weiss is SO straight and manly , but it s all about bashing Tara Lipinski.Do ask me to play you THE SCREAM over and over on VHS You ll love it.Anyway, I think this was semi worth reading, if only for the tidbits I didn t already know It took me like 4 hours, and you know I totally drool and fall asleep when I read even one paragraph The lives of competitve, Olympic bound figure skaters, their familes, and their pros and choreographers, are documented by journalist Christine Brennan for the year and a half leading up to and though the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games Brennan s full access pass to the hearts and minds of ice greats like Michelle Kwan, Rudy Galindo, Alexei Urmanov, among others, make Edge of Glory a delectable treat for life long, die hard figure skating enthusiasts as well as those new to the sport The behind the The lives of competitve, Olympic bound figure skaters, their familes, and their pros and choreographers, are documented by journalist Christine Brennan for the year and a half leading up to and though the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games Brennan s full access pass to the hearts and minds of ice greats like Michelle Kwan, Rudy Galindo, Alexei Urmanov, among others, make Edge of Glory a delectable treat for life long, die hard figure skating enthusiasts as well as those new to the sport The behind the scenes insight was fascinating I found myself revisting classic programs on YouTube after reading of their origins I read slowly, dishing out only small amounts at a time, even while I could have just as easily devoured it in a few sittings It kept me attached to the figure skating world during this off season I wish Brennan had written a novel such as this for every Winter Olympics since Four stars Written in the opinionated style that characterizes journalists, this is a reasonably entertaining account of the events leading up to the 98 Olympics, with the focus on the Tara vs Michelle women s event the men s also gets reasonable coverage, but there s precious little about pairs, no dance, and no real foreshadowing of the judging horrors that would haunt the 2002 Olympics, despite the appearance of those signs in the dance event Brennan s a bit tough on Tara Lipinski in terms of her dep Written in the opinionated style that characterizes journalists, this is a reasonably entertaining account of the events leading up to the 98 Olympics, with the focus on the Tara vs Michelle women s event the men s also gets reasonable coverage, but there s precious little about pairs, no dance, and no real foreshadowing of the judging horrors that would haunt the 2002 Olympics, despite the appearance of those signs in the dance event Brennan s a bit tough on Tara Lipinski in terms of her depiction of her character after all, she was just a teenager But it was a smooth read, and had some interesting quotations from the characters in the skating soap opera This book must certainly have had an effect in setting some people s early opinion of Michael Weiss and his apparent homophobia I have read this book several times over the years and just read it oncebefore putting it in the box bound for Goodwill I enjoy watching figure skating on TV or in person and this book focuses on the 1997 98 skating season, culminating in the 1998 Winter Olympics and the battle for the ladies gold medal between Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski I was rooting for Michelle, as were many of us, so was very disappointed with the decision However, it s interesting reading about the surrea I have read this book several times over the years and just read it oncebefore putting it in the box bound for Goodwill I enjoy watching figure skating on TV or in person and this book focuses on the 1997 98 skating season, culminating in the 1998 Winter Olympics and the battle for the ladies gold medal between Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski I was rooting for Michelle, as were many of us, so was very disappointed with the decision However, it s interesting reading about the surreal world of young teens living away from their parents, in some cases across the country, in order to pursue elite level skating and hoping the sacrifice will pay off 94 of 120 books pledged to read review during 2016

Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure
    Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure for theOlympic gold medal, leaves the rink in tears Enter Tara Lipinski, a seventy five pound jumping machine soon to become the youngest world skating championChronicling the year leading up to and including theOlympic Games, Edge of Glory offers portraits of the famous and infamous, the hopefuls and has beens Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul, Tonya Harding, Elvis Stojko, Todd Eldredge, Ilia Kulik, and many Edge of Glory also takes the reader behind the scenes of the sport the aggressive sports agents, the career fostering coaches, the eager reporters, the choreographers, and the attentive, stern judges Ultimately, Edge of Glory is about the athletes themselves What drives these skaters to a profession that promises retirement at such a young age How do they survive in a sport where one fall decides it all What do they fear And, most importantly, who will win, and who will lose. Edge of Glory follows a number of figure skating hopefuls during the run up to the 1998 Olympic Games Unfortunately, the resulting narrative is so long that it becomes dirge y and repetitive We get it, Christine Brennan Tara Lipinski went into obsessive frenzies during training You don t have you tell us about it ten times.Despite its length, the book lacks depth Brennan shows all the subtlety of well, a newspaper reporter She gets caught up in newsroom melodrama, without bothering to Edge of Glory follows a number of figure skating hopefuls during the run up to the 1998 Olympic Games Unfortunately, the resulting narrative is so long that it becomes dirge y and repetitive We get it, Christine Brennan Tara Lipinski went into obsessive frenzies during training You don t have you tell us about it ten times.Despite its length, the book lacks depth Brennan shows all the subtlety of well, a newspaper reporter She gets caught up in newsroom melodrama, without bothering to look for the real story She also uses some truly appalling puns Mishin Impossible for describing Alexei Mishin sticks in my mind that would probably be fine in a tabloid sports write up, but seem ludicrous in this context I couldn t help but compare Edge of Glory to Joy Goodwin s The Second Mark, especially since the two books cover a little of the same material Goodwin s book is thoughtful and beautiful Brennan s is neither of those things.It s perhaps unfair to criticize Brennan for focusing on some skatersheavily than others, if she judged their stories to be most compelling, but by the end, the book does become a love letter to Michelle Kwan Did Kwan deserve the Gold in 1998 Probably The book s fawning tone regarding all things Michelle is still ridiculous, though As a former adult skater and sometimes volunteer at competions including several Nationals and the Worlds here in DC I found the book fascinating I think my favorite part was the story about judging and how a judge was surprised that he had scored Christopher Bowman higher than the other judges because he had dropped his pencil and missed Bowman, as another judge told him, he slammed into the wall. Nerdy, nostalgic look back at skating in the 1990s A bit repetitive at times Looking at this from 2017, I m evenglad that Shizuka Arakawa and Yuna Kim were able to prove the only high schoolers can win gold medals gloominess wrong in 2006 and 2010 And glad that the scoring system changed. I found this book interesting If you re a fan of figure skating you ll be delighted how Brennan takes us in the world in which these world class skaters face intense pressure, cutthroat rivalry, and the joy and tears that comes with winning and losing Recommended. While I didn t particularly like the style in which the book was written the author was is a sports correspondent and commentator, and thus wrote the book in the same spirit , I DID enjoy the book namely, because I remember the majority of the performances and competitions described in great detail I liked reading about what was going on behind the scenes, as far as injuries the skater s had during the time of their performances that the public wasn t privy to, the coaching dynamics, the c While I didn t particularly like the style in which the book was written the author was is a sports correspondent and commentator, and thus wrote the book in the same spirit , I DID enjoy the book namely, because I remember the majority of the performances and competitions described in great detail I liked reading about what was going on behind the scenes, as far as injuries the skater s had during the time of their performances that the public wasn t privy to, the coaching dynamics, the competitor s lifestyle at home and during training, and the role the main competitor s parents played in their training All the main players in the ice skating scene of the 90 s were in the book men s, women s and pairs Harding, Kerrigan, Kwan, Lipinski, Kwiatkowski, Chen, Slutskaia, Bobek, Bonaly, Kulik, Stojko, Eldredge, Yagudin, Candeloro, Weissand the list goes on Also interesting, was to learn about the politics involved in scoring Very insightful I ve prepared the best way I can prepare And I m just going to go out there and do my job and enjoy it And if I deserve to win, I will And if I don t, that s the way it goes And I accept that But if I do what I was supposed to do and plan to do, then I ve won, regardless if I win a medal, because you just don t have that control Elvis Stojko, Canadian Silver Medalist in the 1998 Olympics The lovefest of Michelle Kwan continues in book form.Christine Brennan is a pretty good figure skating reporter I ve always appreciated her take on skating and in the past she has stood up to what was the USFSA in her journalism, like it really is I enjoyed her first book muchthan this one, but for anyone who enjoys skating or particularly likes the skaters she covers in this book, they will enjoy it.I was a little taken aback with the constant drip drip drip of love for Michelle Kwan The lovefest of Michelle Kwan continues in book form.Christine Brennan is a pretty good figure skating reporter I ve always appreciated her take on skating and in the past she has stood up to what was the USFSA in her journalism, like it really is I enjoyed her first book muchthan this one, but for anyone who enjoys skating or particularly likes the skaters she covers in this book, they will enjoy it.I was a little taken aback with the constant drip drip drip of love for Michelle Kwan and the subtle, yet obvious dislike for Tara Lipinski and her team Michelle is a lovely person but the fact remains that she was always a much overrated skater who became a star through media support She had her moments but I never could see her as being the skater everyone made her out to be Her jumps were not high, speed across the ice was slow and the artist in her was forced Tara was young, fast, talented and evenimportant, WANTED it badly That was why through it all, the weird lifestyle, pushy parents and agents, she won the World Championships and the Olympics I always wondered why Tara s career fizzled out after the Olympics and this book tells that story We could have seen muchand even better skating from Tara In the end, neither girl was was I would consider a great classic skater, but in this era of skating, they were everything.If you are a figure skating fan, I highly recommend this book Not like we didn t know all the shit about Tara Lipinski This author is that tall ass lady with big shoulder pads who would sometimes be recruited as an interviewer on actual figure skating broadcasts, but the skating community at large considers her to be a hack journalist She writes about a lot of other sports, too Basically, this book is really sympathetic to Michelle Kwan and exposes the Lipinskis for all their money grubbing stage parent ways You know, there s Nicole Bobek and boring as Not like we didn t know all the shit about Tara Lipinski This author is that tall ass lady with big shoulder pads who would sometimes be recruited as an interviewer on actual figure skating broadcasts, but the skating community at large considers her to be a hack journalist She writes about a lot of other sports, too Basically, this book is really sympathetic to Michelle Kwan and exposes the Lipinskis for all their money grubbing stage parent ways You know, there s Nicole Bobek and boring ass Tonia Kwiatkowski, and she talks about the Russian and American men including lots of shit about how Michael Weiss is SO straight and manly , but it s all about bashing Tara Lipinski.Do ask me to play you THE SCREAM over and over on VHS You ll love it.Anyway, I think this was semi worth reading, if only for the tidbits I didn t already know It took me like 4 hours, and you know I totally drool and fall asleep when I read even one paragraph The lives of competitve, Olympic bound figure skaters, their familes, and their pros and choreographers, are documented by journalist Christine Brennan for the year and a half leading up to and though the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games Brennan s full access pass to the hearts and minds of ice greats like Michelle Kwan, Rudy Galindo, Alexei Urmanov, among others, make Edge of Glory a delectable treat for life long, die hard figure skating enthusiasts as well as those new to the sport The behind the The lives of competitve, Olympic bound figure skaters, their familes, and their pros and choreographers, are documented by journalist Christine Brennan for the year and a half leading up to and though the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games Brennan s full access pass to the hearts and minds of ice greats like Michelle Kwan, Rudy Galindo, Alexei Urmanov, among others, make Edge of Glory a delectable treat for life long, die hard figure skating enthusiasts as well as those new to the sport The behind the scenes insight was fascinating I found myself revisting classic programs on YouTube after reading of their origins I read slowly, dishing out only small amounts at a time, even while I could have just as easily devoured it in a few sittings It kept me attached to the figure skating world during this off season I wish Brennan had written a novel such as this for every Winter Olympics since Four stars Written in the opinionated style that characterizes journalists, this is a reasonably entertaining account of the events leading up to the 98 Olympics, with the focus on the Tara vs Michelle women s event the men s also gets reasonable coverage, but there s precious little about pairs, no dance, and no real foreshadowing of the judging horrors that would haunt the 2002 Olympics, despite the appearance of those signs in the dance event Brennan s a bit tough on Tara Lipinski in terms of her dep Written in the opinionated style that characterizes journalists, this is a reasonably entertaining account of the events leading up to the 98 Olympics, with the focus on the Tara vs Michelle women s event the men s also gets reasonable coverage, but there s precious little about pairs, no dance, and no real foreshadowing of the judging horrors that would haunt the 2002 Olympics, despite the appearance of those signs in the dance event Brennan s a bit tough on Tara Lipinski in terms of her depiction of her character after all, she was just a teenager But it was a smooth read, and had some interesting quotations from the characters in the skating soap opera This book must certainly have had an effect in setting some people s early opinion of Michael Weiss and his apparent homophobia I have read this book several times over the years and just read it oncebefore putting it in the box bound for Goodwill I enjoy watching figure skating on TV or in person and this book focuses on the 1997 98 skating season, culminating in the 1998 Winter Olympics and the battle for the ladies gold medal between Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski I was rooting for Michelle, as were many of us, so was very disappointed with the decision However, it s interesting reading about the surrea I have read this book several times over the years and just read it oncebefore putting it in the box bound for Goodwill I enjoy watching figure skating on TV or in person and this book focuses on the 1997 98 skating season, culminating in the 1998 Winter Olympics and the battle for the ladies gold medal between Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski I was rooting for Michelle, as were many of us, so was very disappointed with the decision However, it s interesting reading about the surreal world of young teens living away from their parents, in some cases across the country, in order to pursue elite level skating and hoping the sacrifice will pay off 94 of 120 books pledged to read review during 2016 "/>
  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals
  • Christine Brennan
  • English
  • 25 January 2018
  • 0140280650