Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The "Michael Jordan of skiing" and two-time Olympic silver medalist shares his story, the secret of his success, and his philosophy of life in this engaging, fast-paced, and big-hearted biography. 37 photos throughout. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: “I don’t master the mountain, I master speed.” Coming from Bode Miller, this isn’t boasting, it’s just the way he lives: fast, honest, and wide open. In this candid book, the two-time Olympic medalist and champion skier shares his story, the secret of his success, and his philosophy of life.
Born and raised “off the grid”–without electricity or indoor plumbing–in the cabin built by his father in the woods near Franconia, New Hampshire (pop. 850), Bode is unconventional to the core. The strong values of his simple upbringing, where he and his family had to “invent, grow, or carry in” all the essentials have made Bode unique among today’s top sports stars.
Bode’s approach to life is straightforward: “Get a plan, stick to it, and trust your instincts . . . and almost anything is possible.”
And practically since birth, the iconoclastic Bode has been achieving the impossible and laying down tracks for others to follow. He revolutionized his sport by adopting new and crossover technologies, such as “shape” skis. He drives his tradition-bound European rivals to distraction, skiing and winning by instinct. His outsider status, killer smile, and outspoken yet laid-back persona have earned him a reputation as the Michael Jordan of skiing. Men’s Journal named Bode the second greatest athlete in the world. And in the 2005 season, Bode may have moved up a notch by becoming the first American to win the Overall World Cup Alpine championship in twenty-two years.
In short, he is the kind of person everybody wants to know and hang out with. In a book loaded with insight, good humor, and eye-opening stories about the world of competitive skiing, Bode, as always, holds nothing back.
About the Author:
Bode Miller was born in 1977 and homeschooled on 450 acres in the woods of northern New Hampshire. A former state high school tennis champion and avid soccer player, he is among a handful of alumni of the Carrabassett Valley Academy (Maine) on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. He is one of the world’s top skiers, and his achievements include several wins in World Cup races and two medals at the 2002 Winter Olympic games. He lives in Easton, New Hampshire.
Jack Mcenany has written for The Nation and other publications. He has a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University.
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Book Description Villard, 2005. Condition: Good. 2nd ptg. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP93824402
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Book Description Villard, 2005. Condition: Good. 2nd ptg. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3591067
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1400062357I5N00
Book Description Condition: Good. This book has light wear throughout and makes a perfect reading copy. Dust jacket may be missing. May have inscription/personalization. Stock photo may be different from actual cover. Seller Inventory # 4EKGRJ0015VS
Book Description Villard Books, 2005. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9781400062355
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Book Description Villard, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021400062357