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Landing on My Feet: A Diary of Dreams

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Who can forget that golden moment in the 1996 Summer Olympics when athlete Kerri Strug completed her final vault that helped the U.S. win its first-ever team gymnastics gold medal? It was a crowd pleaser that resonated around the world.In this fascinating autobiography, now available in paperback, Kerri Strug comes to life as the brave young gymnast who struggled for years ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 12th 1971 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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OK - so this is funny! This is not the book I heard about from Good Housekeeping. There is a new book 'Off Balance', written by Dominique Moceanu, Kerri Strug's teammate, which came out this year, which was the book I heard about.

I got to the library and saw this book, and thought it was the book I wanted to read - but it is 15 years old, written the year after the 1996 Olympics! It was a very interesting read, glad I read it (by accident)!

What shocked me the most about reading Kerri's book is h
Wow! After just reading Dominique Moceanu's book what a difference. Dominique was forced into gymnastics and hated Bela and her family. Kerri loved Bela and was devastated when he retired. He got her to two Olympic Games. She had the personality and the drive. Kerri had a tight relationship with a very supportive family. But both have gold medals to show for it.
Non-fiction. Gymnast in Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Hurt her leg but won team Gold for the team. Amazing how many sacrifices these girls make for gymnastics. Leave their homes and live with foster families, spend 8 hours a day in the gym...
This is the story of Kerri Strug. The USA Gymnastic Olympian who stuck a vault with a broken ankle to win the USA women's team Gold in 1996. Amazing story of overcoming lots of obstacles.
Lisa Husnick
Was interesting to compare this book to the one written by Dominique Moceanu titled Off Balance: A Memoir. Both ladies viewed the training methods of Bela and Marta Karolyi differently.
This is one of my friend Carol's favorite books. It had a sort of interesting charm, but it definitely made me see that professional athletics would not be for me!
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Timeless story of someone reaching for their goal.
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