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Thumbs Up!: The Elizabeth Manley Story

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Thumbs Up! takes you behind the scenes of the international skating world...and tells the real story of Elizabeth Manley's life as a skating star.

Elizabeth achieved success early, winning her first gold medal in competition at the age of ten.

But the pressures of skating--physical, emotional, financial--began to take their toll, and at the age of seventeen, she became depre
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published 1990 by Macmillan
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[These notes were made in 1990:]. "As told to" Elva Clairmont Oglanby. In a recent interview, Liz said with a giggle, "I hope people don't think it's too gaga." No, Liz, it's not gaga - Elva Oglanby is enough of a writer for that. But it's a bit thin on substance - a rather bald re-telling of the career, without much insight into the workings of self, or any attempt to analyze the ins and outs, goods & bads of competitive skating per se. It reveals, all too clearly, perhaps, exactly what Man ...more
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