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    Off Balance (Paperback) By (author) Dominique Moceanu, By (author) Teri Williams, With Paul Williams

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    DescriptionIn this searing and riveting "New York Times" bestseller, Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu reveals the dark underbelly of Olympic gymnastics, the true price of success...and the shocking secret about her past and her family that she only learned years later. At fourteen years old, Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the 1996 US Women's Olympic Gymnastics team, the first and only American women's team to take gold at the Olympics. Her pixyish appearance and ferocious competitive drive quickly earned her the status of media darling. But behind the fame, the flawless floor routines, and the million-dollar smile, her life was a series of challenges and hardships. "Off Balance "vividly delineates each of the dominating characters who contributed to Moceanu's rise to the top, from her stubborn father and long-suffering mother to her mercurial coach, Bela Karolyi. Here, Moceanu finally shares the haunting stories of competition, her years of hiding injuries and pain out of fear of retribution from her coaches, and how she hit rock bottom after a public battle with her parents. But medals, murder plots, drugs, and daring escapes aside (all of which figure into Moceanu's incredible journey), the most unique aspect of her life is the family secret that Moceanu discovers, opening a new and unexpected chapter in her adult life. A mysterious letter from a stranger reveals that she has a second sister--born with a physical disability and given away at birth--who has nonetheless followed in Moceanu's footsteps in an astonishing way. A multilayered memoir that transcends the world of sports, "Off Balance "will touch anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.


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    Title
    Off Balance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dominique Moceanu, By (author) Teri Williams, With Paul Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451608663
    ISBN 10: 1451608667
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BIC subject category V2: WSL
    B&T Approval Code: A09205000, A09207400
    DC22: 796.44092
    BISAC V2.8: SPO017000
    DC21: 796.44092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV460.2.M63 A3 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    , black & white illustrations, frontispiece, colour plates
    Publisher
    Touchstone Books
    Imprint name
    Touchstone Books
    Publication date
    04 June 2013
    Author Information
    Dominique Moceanu is the youngest American gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal, and the youngest to win a Senior National All-Around Title. She lives near Cleveland, Ohio. Visit Dominique-Moceanu.com.
    Review quote
    "A rousing, intimate memoir... relentlessly candid."