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Really loved how honest and vulnerable this was I was expecting I guess a distant inspirational story of a erfect woman who achieved excellence with a few oints about gender euality which was what this was supposed to be initially After her recent DUI arrest the book was rewritten to talk about the real Abby flawed broken and human Which is far inspiring Didn t expect to like it this much Really motivating This book came recommended as a great athlete s biography for a reading challenge Unfortunately it didn t live up to broadening my horizons Wambach came off as an egotistical jerk in the book never really seeming to learn her lesson about giving credit to others even as she retended to do so A lot of the book was told in direct uotes from emails text messages and speeches conveying that Wambach felt her words were genius and that the little things in her life were of the utmost importance while glossing over the hard work that made her into an extraordinary soccer layer Not a fan at all of this book I love soccer I ve been laying of this book I love soccer I ve been laying on and off for 30 years and I especially love women s soccer I went to five World Cup matches up in Vancouver Canada last year including the final where the USWNT beat Japan 5 2 I have season tickets to the National Women s Soccer League Seattle Reign who still have
a chance to make the layoffs this year and attended the USWNT victory tour match in Seattle last fall chance to make the Karneval, Vol. 4 playoffs this year and attended the USWNT victory tour match in Seattle last fall I learned Ms Wambach was going to write a book about her life I knew it was going to be a must readMs Wambach and I are the same age but other than bothlaying soccer and being white women we don t have much else in common She has an intensity that I can t even b Incredibly surprised with her candor in this memoir I was expecting the usual boring life story kind of bio but she really exposes herself both the good and bad arts I respect her even after her vulnerability in sharing her struggles with the world Memoirs are always weird and this is no exception Abby Wambach is a Certified Trainwreck this is a completely authentic memoir about the ersonal rofessional struggles this is a completely authentic memoir about the ersonal rofessional struggles too of abby wambach also to date abby. Forward is the owerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves Abby shows us by example how to overcome The Elephants Journey problems and live a happier braver life Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO New York Times Bestselling author of Lean In “This is the best memoir I’ve read by an athlete since Andre Agassi’s Open I could notut it down and you will not want it to end” Adam Grant Wharton rofessor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Gi. Is the highest all time scorer men women 184 goals read this memoir if you are interested in the woman behind the athlete it s all there abby goes deep with her candor honesty This was not the memoir I expected from soccer legend Abby Wambach Soccer is front and center yes but so too is the incredible ressure wambach so too is the incredible ressure Wambach on herself to The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry perform at the highest level and the accumulated self destructive behaviors that were uite surprising and sad This is not a celebratory highlight reel but a gripping and very open lo I found this book annoying Not very well written or introspective While I understand that aerson can act like a leader but internally feel unworthy she describes herself as if being a leader just sort of happens automatically and has nothing to do with what s going on in her head She uotes some of her own StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story public statements in which what she s saying doesn t seem to match her thoughts at all and it s unclear if she s just mouthinglatitudes or has actually thought about what she s saying Also despite all the drinking and It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life pills it wasn t really clear why she was having a hard time I respect her not wanting to share details of her fights with Sarah and also herortrayal of it as all her fault but it was hard to connect to her story when I actually had almost no idea what the marital conflict was about It s hard to review this book because even after reading it I m extremely biased in Abby s favor I m not giving the book 5 stars because it s a great literary read Nor is it heartwarming Instead it s crude blunt honest and down to earth Since I was a little girl Abby Wambach has been my hero on and off the field She was big a tomboy who made her Lignin Biodegradation presence known with her body and her voice As a girl trying tolay soccer with all the boys I always wanted to be like Abby because it seemed like nothing ever got her down She always Pure Chance picked herself up again and keptlaying Of course she was my hero Why wouldn t a strong fierce independent woman who is demolishing records in your favorite sport beSo when I read this book all I could think was Finally I get to see what my made my hero the woman she is today I can t say Ve and TakeAbby Wambach has always The Lady and the Lionheart pushed the limits of what isossible At age seven she was ut on the boys’ soccer team At age thirty five she would become the highest goal scorer male or female in the history of soccer capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship Called an inspiration and “badass” by President Obama Abby has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights and eual opportunity ushing to translate the success of her team to the real worl. T wasn t hard to read ages on ages of alcoholism depression and self hatred When I finished I had to rocess what I read I had to #understand why it didn t make me feel disappointed or upset with Abby The saying Never meet your # why it didn t make me feel disappointed or upset with Abby The saying Never meet your ran through my mind because I believed that knowing about Abby s internal war with herself would make me hate her or no longer want her to be associated with the USWNT Instead it was the opposite I became roud of her To know that this woman who set international records who advocates for eual A (kinda) Country Christmas pay and for gay rights who to me at least has been the face of women s soccer around the globe for over a decade to know that she is just as damaged as a normal human made her real to me than ever I hadlaced her on this edestal of 1 erfect human being because to the little girl that still lives in my mind that was what she was I still have a 10 year old oster of her in my adult apartment Reading this book reading her statements about her life didn t knock her down from that Pedestal That I Put Her that I ut her It just National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 put her on a different one 1 imperfect human being And I realize that all this sounds super sappy and that I might be over thinking a lot in the book but I read this book at a time in life when I needed to see for myself that heroes aren t always what they seemCountless times Abby was knocked down on her ass And countless times she got up again So for that for this book and for being the hero every little girl needs Thanks Abby My best friend gave me this book as a Christmasresent and I m so glad she did I enjoyed reading it however I can t say I am a bigger fan of AW after reading it I am not used to reading memoirs but I can t help but think this book is self serving I was disappointed by the lack of real reflection in this book I think it emphasizes at least to me the danger of fame and recognition I did like the way that she split the chapters into different labels I thought that was well thought out However I THINK WAITING A FEW YEARS think waiting a few years she retired would have given a deeper understanding and time to reflect on her ast and career It felt rushed and I m not sure if got to the deepest issue. DAs she reveals in this searching memoir Abby’s rofessional success often masked her inner struggle to reconcile the various arts of herself ferocious competitor daughter leader wife With stunning candor Abby shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester New York to world class athlete Far than a sports memoir Forward is gripping tale of resilience and redemption and a reminder that heroism is above all about embracing life’s challenges with fearlessness and heart.