Frozen Teardrop: The Tragedy & Triumph of Figure Skating's "Queen of Spin"

Frozen Teardrop: The Tragedy & Triumph of Figure Skating's "Queen of Spin"

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By (author) Lucinda Ruh

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  • Publisher: Select Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1590792130
  • ISBN 13: 9781590792131
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 605,725

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Frozen Teardrop is the autobiographical account of one of the most beloved and controversial personalities in the history of figure skating. In this straight-forward memoir, Lucinda Ruh takes her readers through the harsh and painful realities of the figure-skating world while exposing the never-before-released details of her own private pain and suffering which would ultimately turn this Guinness-listed international icon into a bed-ridden, suicidal, starved, agoraphobic and terrified young woman. Frozen Teardrop is a true-life tale of beauty, refinement, genius, and skill contrasted against the cut-throat starkness of world figure-skating competition in its bleakest, most tortuous, most mind-warping moments--as seen through the eyes of a developing young prodigy whose personal life would harbor its own menagerie of horrors, secrets, and personal violations.

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By Book Reviewer NY 21 Sep 2011 5

Looking forward to the long awaited release of her book. She is the most artistic figure skater ever to take the ice stage! The most accomplished and beautiful spinner (you must look up her videos on-line or on her website, you will be astonished when you see her spin). Simply an inspiration to all. What a great person. I plan on updating this review after the release, but especially since I take notice that Lucinda wrote the book herself (not like others who hire a writer - no short-cuts for her), I am confident it will be an enjoyment to read. I am truly looking forward to it!!!

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"Lucinda Ruh has skated the smallest perfect circles to create extraordinary spins but she lived the largest circles of life growing up. What an extraordinary story....Good for you Lucinda Ruh!" -Dick Button, Legendary Figure Skater