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A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the world's most successful athletes, and has dominated the women's decathlon for many years. With this book, Jackie discusses how she has overcome her difficult early years to rise to the top.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 1997)
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Bridgette Redman
Feb 01, 2012 Bridgette Redman rated it it was ok
One of the interesting aspects of biographies/autobiographies is that the story can be superb even when the writing is mediocre. A Kind of Grace, the autobiography of Olympian heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee exemplifies this.

I should probably start with the disclaimer that I'm not a huge fan of biographies. There are some that are extremely well-written, but they are typically of people who are little-known or are already dead. This book did remind me why I'm not a fan of biographies.

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Oct 20, 2015 Thebestdogmom rated it liked it
Decent book, I enjoyed it.
Feb 07, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
I think this is February's one I wouldn't normally read. Track and field is not really my "thing," but it was a good read--very genuine and honest. I enjoyed reading of her poor childhood and how her determination got her through life.
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Mar 09, 2007 Malea M rated it liked it
Next in my pile of library books to read....I admire her, this will hopefully be a good book. / kind of disappointed in the story, but still glad I read it. enlightening.....
Oct 23, 2012 Vanesha rated it really liked it
good story from an athlete's point of view. helped in thinking about overcoming injuries. not really well written, but sounds more genuine that way
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