Only with Passion

Only with Passion : Figure Skating's Most Winning Champion on Competition and Life

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A living legend in women's figure skating offers her thoughtful, spirited perspective on balancing life and work, femininity and athleticism In the glamorous, ultra-competitive world of figure skating, Katarina Witt is a living legend. She has won more titles than anyone else before her - including two Olympic gold medals, four world championships, and eight national championships. She is also renowned for independence and self-possession in a world where many stars are in thrall to management companies, and for her ability to stay true to skating while developing new careers in business, film and television. Witt has always done whatever she's done with all her heart - with passion, intelligence, and a love of perfection. Now, in Only with Passion, she offers to a new generation of women athletes making their way in the world on how to live full out, compete with edge, and navigate life with grace. She shares her inside perspective and frank opinions on the insular world of skating and offers her views about what it takes to be a champion, and to create a fulfilling life. Whether she's talking about life on or off the ice (or on the cover of Playboy!) , Witt is always candid, fresh and down-to-earth. Written with EM Swift, the author of My Sergei, one of the best-selling skating books of all time, Only with Passion is the perfect gift for young women, young athletes - particularly skaters - and skating fans of all ages.show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 134.6 x 210.8 x 25.4mm | 340.2g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1586482742
  • 9781586482749

About Edward Swift

Katarina Witt was born in 1965 and still skates professionally. EM Swift is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and co-author of My Sergei: A Love Story with Ekaterina Goordeva and Eleven Seconds with Travis Roy.show more

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