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Solo by Hope Solo
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Aug 30, 2012

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Read from August 30 to September 11, 2012

I read this book because I'm interested in soccer and Hope Solo is from Washington State and went to a rival university. I've also read a couple of other athlete-memoirs and enjoy them. I had high hopes for this book but it fell a little flat for me. The first half was pretty painful to get through but the second half was significantly better. I didn't care for her writing style - it was very choppy and matter-of-fact with a random well-written, maybe even eloquent, sentence thrown in here and there that seemed very out of place. Some of the sections seemed very disconnected, random tangents like she was talking into a tape recorder via constant stream of consciousness. I know that there has been some controversy about her and I wasn't all that familiar with it but it was certainly the most entertaining aspect of the book.

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08/30/2012 page 21
7.0% "This is very matter-of-factly written and I'm not totally digging it yet." 1 comment
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