Although part of a mentoring series (Letters to a Young Lawyer ; Letters to a Young Chef ; etc.), this memoir is less about motivating aspiring. Letters to a Young Gymnast is written for one person but the lessons inside can apply to everyone. She has a great take on sacrifice, a word that is often used in. Of the many books I have read, Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci remains one of my favourites. As a gymnast and fan, I have a more than slightly.

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Very simply, that is what I was supposed to do. In the book Nadia said that most of the countries would go and walk around the village and march in at the opening ceremonies but for Nadia and the other Romanian gymnasts they were to stay in there room and rest.

Although the title of the book may suggest that the target audience is children, I personally found I could relate to and enjoy the book more now as a fifteen year old, than I could when I first read it at eleven.

Her penury post olympics and restricted freedom in the then communist Romania and her defection to USA through Hungary and Austria makes for a moving narrative. An absolutely lovely book. I enjoyed learning more about Nadia’s life through her ownwords. Dec 03, Charli Brown rated it it was amazing. When Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs announced in February the school was making a change at the top of its gymnastics program, they wanted a fresh start from the ground up.

I loved this book because I can sort of relate because I am a gymnast too. Sea como sea, sus palabras se me cuelan muy dentro.

Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci. It was good to remember the oppressive system under which she lived, and why defecting was such a terrifying thing she was afraid of being shot in the backand why her first interviews in the US were so hard and were so mis-read by legters Americans. The book was written by Comaneci herself, which I found immediately appealing, as autobiographies dispose of all media speculation and narrate exactly how it happened, from the person who knows it best.


Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci

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Hardcoverpages. They can give you ideas and lettters, but in the end, you have to do it alone. I found this part of the book to be particularly gripping. While this is an inspirational book, and is intended to be so, what I get from it is a better understanding of the story of two incredible people, Nadia and her famous coach Bela Karolyi.

Then at the Moscow Olympics Nadia earned two more gold medals and two more silver to bring her Olympic total to nine medals five gold, three silver, one bronze. Dec 10, Michael Kinney.

I that that this book was extremely well written and letgers. As far as I could tell, Nadia wrote this book herself, not using someone else to transfer her memories to the written page. Just as she was about to give up hope, on a fateful d Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci is a truly inspirational tale. With inspiring and dramatic stories from her own experience, she tells us how the young girl that Bela Karolyi discovered in a Romanian elementary school found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age.

Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci is a truly inspirational tale. Siempre es bonito, y duro en oca Ay Nadia. View Full Version of PW. She became a global phenomenon but because of the restrictions imposed upon Nadia and all Romanians she was never able to enjoy that success and fame. It really sets the record straight! I like the way the book is written with gymnastic sequences introducing chapters.

This was a great read, I walked away deeply moved learning the lettegs about her life.

This book covers her w as well as her accomplishments. Oct 23, Libby Conners rated it really liked it. I thought the writing was actually quite good, especially considering English wasn’t her first language.


Growing up watching the Olympics on TV, Nadia was a hero.

The drawback is the lack of detail, especially about the competitions and results for each gymnastic discipline; nor are there any pictures. Voy ya con ello. At the event she garnered several more medals. I enjoyed reading Nadia Comaneci’s autobiography. Dec 30, Michael Kinney. Just as she was about to give up hope, on a fateful day she met a man at her gy.

According to newspaper reports at the time, Panait, married with four children, controlled her life and finances and was responsible for TV bookings where the gymnast appeared overweight and inappropriately dressed. Books of the Week.

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And so I wanted to love this book This book also shows how prejudice could change some ones life. Once the Olympics was over Nadia had won seven perfect 10s, 3 gold gynnast, 1 silver, comanfci one bronze.

Feb 04, Leanne Gossett rated it it was amazing. I love what Nadia accomplished and wondered at her floozy image after her defection. Quotes from Letters to a Youn Lucy year-old gymnast from Great Britain.


Letgers 20, Chantal rated it it was amazing Shelves: Romanian-born Comaneci took the sports world by storm when, at the age of 14, she was the first person in Olympic history to earn a perfect score in gymnastics. As always, the Southeastern Conference is loaded with talent — traditional powerhouses like Florida and LSU, but many more top teams in the nation. This is a lovely story of an extremely talented, determined, courageous and resilient athlete. Mar 14, Heidi rated it really liked it.

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