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The Great Eight by Scott Hamilton
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Mar 18, 09

I grew up watching Scott Hamilton skate, so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review his new book, The Great Eight, co-written by Ken Baker, and published by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

In the book, Scott uses skating as a metaphor for life, and makes eight points that help us understand his optimistic outlook. In fact, the subtitle of the book is: "How To Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable)."

Scott has lived an amazing life as an Olympic gold medalist and professional skater, but like the rest of us, he has faced his share of difficulty, including cancer and a brain tumor. The book gives us a biographical look at his life, but moves past that to share what he has learned through the challenges of life.

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