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The candid and uplifting memoir of World Golf Hall of Fame legend, Latino role model, working mother, and wife Nancy Lopez.The 1970s were a time of sweeping social change, including the passage of Title IX, which leveled the gender playing field in sports--the decade when professional golfer Nancy Lopez burst onto the national stage, revolutionizing the game and becoming an icon for millions of young women.Nancy is the unlikely true story of this Mexican-American girl from a working class family, blessed with enormous talent and a blazing dream, who would rise to the top of the sport she loved, find fame and love, raise children, and manage a career. Yet as the champion golfer reveals, her life was not always easy or successful. Lopez shares previously unknown details about her adoption, the discrimination she faced because of her Mexican heritage, her struggles with weight and the demands of being a working mother, and her troubled relationships, including the breakup of her marriage with World Series MVP Ray Knight. Through both good times and bad, it was her Catholic faith that kept her strong.Illustrated with sixteen pages of color photographs, Nancy is an intimate self-portrait of love, heartbreak, sacrifice, and triumph--of a strong, talented woman whose determination to succeed transformed a sport and helped to change a generation and society itself.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 644g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062301624
  • 9780062301628

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