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I love soccer I ve been playing it on and off for 30 years and i and off for 30 years and I love women s soccer I went to five World Cup matches up in Vancouver Canada last year including the final where the USWNT beat

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5 2 have season tickets to the National Women s Soccer League Seattle Reign who still have a chance to make the playoffs this year and attended the USWNT victory tour match in Seattle last fall When I learned Ms Wambach was going to write a book about her life I knew it was going to be a must eadMs Wambach and I are the same age but other than both playing soccer and being white women we don t have much else in common She has an intensity that I can t even begin to imagine which makes sense it seems fairly necessary to become elite in any field especially one as demanding as athletics For most of her life she seems to have taken the concept of work hard play hard to the extremes mainly through either strict adherence to training while in the middle of camps or through serious ingestion of alcohol and pills She emains the ecord holder male or female of most international goals but she is also known for the DUI she eceived in Portland just a few months after etirementThere is a brutality to this book that should make it a challenging The Witch who was a princess read but instead I devoured it The fuel to turn the pages wasn t so much born out of a desire to see what nextidiculous high or painful low was going to follow instead I was genuinely interested in how Ms Wambach was going to both explain and handle her life experiences Would she be full of excuses Philosophical Would she only barely mention the challenging parts of her storyNo she was just honest She sometimes looks like the hero parts of her storyNo she was just honest She sometimes looks like the hero she should and sometimes she is epically fucking up She is ultimately human and I feel like we could only get this story from someone who is no longer in the field especially if the story is coming from a woman As we ve seen lately with Hope Solo being fired for calling the Swedish team cowards something Cristiano Ronaldo essentially did Little Shop of Horrors: 8 Selections from the Musical: Easy Piano regarding Iceland to zero conseuence women get a whole lot of negative attention when they don t fit into the mold we ve created toepresent what it means to be a woman in the public eyeI don t think you need to be a soccer fan to enjoy this ead so if you are curious at all I ecommend it This book came Jeden výdych koňa recommended as a great athlete s biography for aeading challenge Unfortunately it didn t live up to broadening my horizons Wambach came off as an egotistical jerk in the book never Eleanor, Quiet No More really seeming to learn her lesson about giving credit to others even as she prete. Forward is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves Abby shows us by example how to overcome problems and live a happier braver life Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO New York Times Bestselling author of Lean In “This is the best memoir I’veead by an athlete since Andre Agassi’s Open I could not put it down and you will not want it to end”  Adam Grant Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Gi.

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Ant her to be associated with the USWNT Instead it was the opposite I became proud of her To know That This Woman Who Set this woman who set ecords who ADVOCATES FOR EUAL PAY AND FOR for eual pay and for ights who to me at least has been the face of women s soccer around the globe for over a decade to know that she is just as damaged as a normal human made her eal to me than ever I had placed her on this pedestal of 1 perfect human being because to the little girl that still lives In My Mind That my mind that what she was I still have a 10 year old poster of her in my adult apartment Reading this book eading her statements about her life didn t knock her down from that pedestal that I put her on It just put her on a different one 1 imp I found this book annoying Not very well written or introspective While I understand that a person can act like a leader but internally feel unworthy she describes herself as if being a leader just sort of happens automatically and has nothing to do with what s going on in her head She uotes some of her own public statements in which what she s saying doesn t seem to match her thoughts at all and it s unclear if she s just mouthing platitudes or has actually thought about what she s saying Also despite all the drinking and pills it wasn t Luftwaffe Fighters 1945 (Topcolors) really clear why she was having a hard time Iespect her not wanting to share details of her fights with Sarah and also her portrayal of it as all her fault but it was hard to connect to her story when I actually had almost no idea what the marital conflict was about This was not the memoir I expected from soccer legend Abby Wambach Soccer is front and center yes but so too is the incredible pressure Wambach put on herself to perform at the highest level and the accumulated self destructive behaviors that were uite surprising and sad This is not a celebratory highlight Revenant reel but a gripping and very open look into how our celebrated sports icons bear a large personal burden toeach that stature this is a completely authentic memoir about the personal professional struggles triumphs too of abby wambach also to date abby is the highest all time scorer for men women 184 goals Pumpkinflowers read this memoir if you are interested in the woman behind the athlete it s all there abby goes deep with her candor honesty Memoirs are always weird and this is no exception Abby Wambach is a Certified Trainwreck Incredibly surprised with her candor in this memoir I was expecting the usual boring life story kind of bio but sheeally exposes herself both the good and bad parts I Wonderful Memories of It's a Wonderful Life respect her even after her vulnerability in sharing her struggles with the world. DAs sheeveals in this searching memoir Abby’s professional success often masked her inner struggle to econcile the various parts of herself ferocious competitor daughter leader wife With stunning candor Abby shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester New York to world class athlete Far than a sports memoir Forward is gripping tale of esilience and The A-List Diet Fitness Plan redemption and aeminder that heroism is above all about embracing life’s challenges with fearlessness and heart.
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Forward Author Abby WambachNded to do so A lot of the book was told in direct uotes from emails text messages and speeches conveying that Wambach felt her words were genius and that the little things in her life were of the utmost importance while glossing over the hard work that made her into an extraordinary soccer player Not a fan at all of this book Really loved how honest and vulnerable this was I was expecting I guess a distant inspirational story of a perfect woman who achieved excellence with a few points about gender euality which was what this was supposed to be initially After Her Recent DUI Arrest The Book Was recent DUI arrest the book was to talk about the The King's Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey real Abby flawed broken and human Which is far inspiring Didn t expect to like it this much Really motivating My best friend gave me this book as a Christmas present and I m so glad she did I enjoyedeading it however I can t say I am a bigger fan of AW after The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families reading it I am not used toeading memoirs but I can t help but think this book is self serving I was disappointed by the lack of When I Grow Up, I'm Going to Play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers realeflection in this book I think it emphasizes at least to me the danger of fame and Sextus: Ou, Le Romain Des Maremmes: Suivi D'Essais Detaches Sur L'Italie: Par M. Me Hortense Allart de Therase recognition I did like the way that she split the chapters into different labels I thought that was well thought out However I think waiting a few years after sheetired would have given a deeper understanding and time to Die Zarin reflect on her past and career It feltushed and I m not sure if got to the deepest issues It s hard to Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History review this book because even aftereading it I m extremely biased in Abby s favor I m not giving the book 5 stars because it s a great literary Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll read Nor is it heartwarming Instead it s crude blunt honest and down to earth Since I was a little girl Abby Wambach has been my hero on and off the field She was big a tomboy who made her presence known with her body and her voice As a girl trying to play soccer with all the boys I always wanted to be like Abby because it seemed like nothing ever got her down She always picked herself up again and kept playing Of course she was my hero Why wouldn t a strong fierce independent woman who is demolishingecords in your favorite sport beSo when I Nosferatu read this book all I could think was Finally I get to see what my made my hero the woman she is today I can t say it wasn t hard toead pages on pages of alcoholism depression and self hatred When I finished I had to process what I ead I had to understand why it didn t make me feel disappointed or had to process what I ead I had to understand why it didn t
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me feel or with Abby The saying Never meet your heroes Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen ran through my mind because I believed that knowing about Abby s internal war with herself would make me hate her or no longer Ve and TakeAbby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team At age thirty five she would become the highest goal scorer male or female in the history of soccer capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship Called an inspiration and “badass” by President Obama Abby has become a fierce advocate for women’sights and eual opportunity pushing to translate the success of her team to the The Jive Talker real worl.