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But Now I See: My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold

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One of the top bobsledders in the world and leader of the four-man American team, Steven Holcomb had finished sixth in the 2006 Olympics and medaled in nearly every competition he entered. He was considered a strong gold contender for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Talented, aggressive, and fearless, he was at the top of his game. But Steven Holcomb had a dangero ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by BenBella Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Dec 06, 2013 Dee rated it really liked it
I was able to finish this book in one evening thanks to waiting on my kids at dance lessons and drum lessons. This was an easy-to-read memoir that accomplishes 2 distinct things: the reader learns more about the sport of bobsledding and of an eye disease called keratoconus. The book also struck me as being very clean (finally!!!). There was no foul language (nope, not one bad word was used) and there was nothing sexual in nature included. He briefly mentions a past girlfriend, but that's it. Not ...more
Sep 12, 2013 Jeremyk8c rated it really liked it
Wow! This is a very heart-warming and inspiring tale. The autobiography of America's top bobsledder, this is a tale of perseverance and the struggle to continue with one's passion. Steven Holcomb is a master of not only the bobsled but also the page. It is amazing how great the tale of Holcomb's journey from blindness to Olympic Gold was to read!
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Feb 12, 2017 Noelle Walsh rated it liked it
This book was heart-warming and inspirational. From blindness to Olympic medalist, Steven Holcomb's story is one that inspires perseverance. If one is interested in bobsledding, this is a book you should read.

*won as a GoodReads Giveaway*
Mar 05, 2014 Lindsay rated it really liked it
I received this book via Goodreads giveaways on Tuesday, but didn't get to start it until wedsnday, and when I started the book wedsnday I couldn't put it down, and when I did put it down it was for a brief moment before I had it in my hands again. This book was heart warming, inpiring, and quite the adventure. It's fascinating to learn about some of the history of Olympic bobsledding, and hearing of his travels, and diagnosis, and how he coped with all these things that have happened. It took m ...more
Jul 14, 2013 Cindy rated it liked it
Shelves: biography, blindness
I bought this book for my sons but then I started reading. We were visiting Olympic Park in Salt Lake City while adopting a baby from Utah. Who know that it would take me so long to finish (with a baby in the house) but more importantly, who knew that the very baby we were adopting would be diagnosed with blindness while I was in the midst of this book. For sports biographies, it was very well written and interesting even for a non-athlete like myself. A great reminder that miracles do happen. T ...more
Feb 07, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I have been a fan of Steven's since before the 2010 Olympics, so I was very excited to win a copy of this book through Goodreads!!

This is a fairly concise book, and it flows well. We get an inside look at bobsledding --- I love the historical aspect of it! And we also get to see what makes Steven Holcomb go. If you weren't inspired by his story before, just wait until you read his book. I'm an even bigger fan now!

Dec 04, 2012 Dara rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book as a Goodreads giveaway. Bobsledding is one of my favorite sports to watch and this book gave me the history of the sport as well more info on the sport itself. I was also fascinated about how there are little known cures out there for diseases. You have to wonder what other medical procedures are out there that that work but people don't know about and unfortunately people don't have the resources to discover them.
The author, whose autobiography this is, has led a very full, interesting life with tragedy overcome for one so young. Veteran of the National Guard, Olympic gold medalist...and blind, but overcoming it via a surgical procedure now named after him. Interesting read.

This was a goodreads giveaway.
Mar 31, 2014 Paul rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports-olympics
A good read. Very inspirational. I think it's a good look inside a sport where we really only follow once every four years.
Mar 28, 2014 Alicia rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. A great example of never giving up on your dreams even when things get tough
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