9th out of 19 books — 13 voters
Hell on Wheels: The Incredible Story of Rookie Roller Derby Queen Cindy McCoy
by Karen Mueller Bryson (Goodreads Author)
This captivating biography reveals the details of sports legend, Cindy McCoy's inspirational life story. Cindy escaped a difficult youth, in which she faced abuse and abandonment, by becoming a professional skater as a teen and traveling on an international roller derby team. Fans in Australia became like a surrogate family to young Cindy and she was soon voted Roller Game...more
Paperback, First, 124 pages
Published June 28th 2012 by Short on Time Books
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Hell on Wheels is subtitled "The Incredible Story of "Rookie Roller Derby Queen' Cindy McCoy", but it is really a story about a young lady's life and the events that shaped her. Ms. McCoy's story is full of entertaining anecdotes, some funny, some cute, some sad. There is enough to give you a peek at what shaped the person, but I would have enjoyed hearing more about the Roller Derby itself. I would have enjoyed hearing about what she thought of the T-Birds in the '80s when it was almost like pr...more
Some biographies read like a dry recitation of details. This is not the case with HELL ON WHEELS. Author Karen Mueller Bryson gently leads the reader through the harsh and unrelentingly unfair tale of Cindy McCoy's youth. A youth that molded this young woman into the determined and talented athlete who deserved every accolade she earned during her roller derby years. The author delicately handles the sensitive issues in McCoy's life and shines a light on the strong personality
Karen Mueller Bryson is an award-winning/optioned screenwriter, produced playwright and best-selling novelist. Karen's work is published by Short on Time Books, fast-paced and fun novels for readers on the go. When Karen is not at her computer creating new stories, she likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds.More about Karen Mueller Bryson...