Title: Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant ...
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Chicago, Illinois
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good +
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
First printing, full number line (1-5). Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page: "For Mary Beth / Enjoy all of life's many finish lines! / Kyle Garlett." Quarterbound in light blue paper-covered boards with a black cloth, red-foil-lettered spine. The book is unmarked; slight spine slant; corners and spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $27.95); edgewear at spine ends and corners. Brodart protected. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005406
Throughout his life, Kyle Garlett hated nothing more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition. His appetite for victory and his love of life pushed him over his health hurdles including a bone marrow transplant, hip replacement, and heart transplant and into the greatest challenge of his life: the Ironman World Championship. Kyle tells his amazing life story with clear-headed optimism and a winning sense of humor, beginning with his first diagnosis of lymphoma as a teenager and continuing through years of chemotherapy that destroyed his joints and weakened his heart. Not just about his health crisis but also about forging a remarkable life around cancer and his career as a sportwriter, the amazing friends and family who supported him, and finding love. After five and half years on the organ transplant waiting list then being gifted with a new heart, Kyle embarks on a challenge of his own making: to compete in the Ironman Triathlon, in which he competed not once but twice. His miraculous recovery and athleticism are recounted, along with the story of how he became an Olympic torch bearer, a devoted Lymphoma & Leukemia Society spokesperson, a motivational speaker, and an author. Heart of Iron is an invaluable companion for those affected by cancer and a breathtaking memoir about one man?s unstoppable spirit and success against all odds.
About the Author:
Kyle Garlett is an author, a motivational speaker, and a freelance sportswriter. He has written for ESPN The Magazine and FOXSports.com, and his previous books include What Were They Thinking? and The Worst Call Ever! He was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?s 2011 Man of the Year for Greater Los Angeles.
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