In a follow up to his megabestseller, the Tour de France winner and cancer survivor shares a new series of thrilling rides, including the birth of his twin daughters, being named "Sports Illustrated's" Sportsman of the Year, and extending his string of Tour victories.
In 1999, Lance Armstrong made world headlines with the most stunning comeback in the history of sport, winning the Tour de France in the fastest ever time after battling against life-threatening testicular cancer just eighteen months previously. His first book, It's Not About the Bike, charted his journey back to life and went on to become an international bestseller, and won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2000. Now, in his much-anticipated follow-up, Armstrong shares more details of his extraordinary life story, including a remarkable four more Tour de France wins, an Olympic medal, and the births of his twin daughters Grace and Isabel. Never shy of controversy, Armstrong offers, with typical frankness, his thoughts on training, competing, winning and failure. He also tells of the work he does for the foundation he created following his dramatic recovery, addresses the daunting challenge of living in the aftermath of cancer and treatment, and shares further inspirational tales of survival.A fresh outlook on the spirit of survivors everywhere, Every Second Counts is an awe-inspiring book by a man who strives every day to meet life's challenges - whether on his bike or of
Lance Armstrong's story is the stuff of legends', Independent .'With sports books, as in the cinema, sequels usually disappoint. But cycling legend Lance Armstrong's follow-up to his bestseller It's Not About the Bike is an exception...He is a genuine hero...', Sunday Telegraph
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Reviewed by Craig Lennard from Secunda on 09 July 2007
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Even if you are not a cyclist, or know nothing about the Tour de France, this book is a definite must read. "It's Not About The Bike" was Lance's first book and following on from this inspiring story, "Every Second Counts" takes you into the life of Lance Armstrong, and his troubles with the media and politics with regards to the doping scandals in cycling, but also to the highlights of his many efforts on the cancer stage. It is fascinating to see how just the power of positive thinking can change the outcome of difficult situations, and Lance illustrates how he has used this principle to overcome several adverse situation throughout his life, and to achieve the goals he set for himself. Don't let me spoil the book for you, go get your claws into this great read, maybe you might even be inspired to take up cycling..