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The Tonya Tapes

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Based on the candid and sometimes startling conversations that YOU were never meant to hear, THE TONYA TAPES, written by award-winning author Lynda D. Prouse, chronicles the life of the world's most infamous female athlete -- TONYA HARDING -- revealing for the first time the whole truth of her difficult and amazing life on and off the ice. Based on actual, extensive interv ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 21st 2008 by World Audience, Inc.
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Indra
Feb 26, 2009 Indra rated it it was ok
This is more a collection of taped/phone interview transcripts than a cohesive book. The writing itself is far from stellar. The story, however, is interesting, at least to figure skating fans. As a lifetime figure skating fan, I have followed this story as much as any other history of the sport, and I was curious what, if anything, new this book might bring to light. I think I have a more complete sense of who Tonya Harding might be as a person after reading this book, beyond the one-dimensiona ...more
Ellen
Mar 25, 2014 Ellen rated it did not like it
Not well-written. I think Prouse and Harding would both have been better-served had the book been released as a traditional prose narrative rather than a transcript of an interview. Capturing every "um" and interruption, every moment of incorrect grammar, every instance in which Harding didn't recall the exact details of an event from her past--it all adds up to the exact opposite of what Prouse and Harding claimed they wished to achieve by publishing this book. The reason I wanted to read this ...more
Annette
May 17, 2008 Annette rated it it was ok
My goodness...hometown girl is back! Must read!
Finally got the book for $.99 on Amazon. Holy crap this is poorly "written"! It's just a woman who literally tape recorded telephone conversations with Tonya Harding, then transcribed them. Even interjecting her own questions/comments like "That must have been very traumatic." "What ever happened to him?"

You serious? You call that writing? That is not writing. Someone should not be allowed to have a "by" line if you simply transcribe telephone conve
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Oct 05, 2008 Jennifer rated it did not like it
BORING.
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