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It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

34 Ratings: 2.0
A book by cyclist Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins.

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life is a 2000 autobiographical book by cyclist Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins.      The book was written shortly after Armstrong had won the 1999 Tour de France: he went on to win … see full wiki

Author: Lance Armstrong
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Outdoors & Nature, Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Berkley Trade
8 reviews about It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back...
review by . July 27, 2010
The Lance Armstrong story is well known. His triumphs in cycling as well as his fight with terminal cancer are the stuff that newspapers are made of. Trying to elaborate about those triumphs had better be compelling, or the whole account in book form becomes a dead letter.    And, Lance Armstrong is definitely not a dead letter. His autobiography, 'It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life,' keeps his legacy, just like his life, fresh and alive.     As …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
If you're a fan of Lance Armstrong, you'll certainly want to take some time and peruse this book.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
What an inspiration to people who have struggled. Lance Armstrong gives a great story about all the trials and tribulations and how he has risen above!
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2010
A good read, especially if you are looking to learn more about Lance.
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
You get to know the "superhero" Lance Armstrong as a person. We are all human, we all have troubles, but we can overcome those troubles. Truly motivational!
review by . April 08, 2008
Its Not About The Bike, Lance Armstrong/Book Cover
So I am not going to pretend I am Lance Armstrong's biggest fan. The truth is I know little about cycling, The Tour de France, or Mr. Armstrong himself. I know he supposedly broke Sheryl Crows heart, and that alone makes me less of a fan. I also know he is constantly being tested for performance-enhancing drugs...but they always come back negative.      With that said, I was waiting for a Jamba Juice (its a west-coast smoothie chain, for you non-west coasters) one day and picked …
review by . September 22, 2008
Its not about the bike, in fact there are only two paragraphs in the whole book that talk about the bike. This book is about Lances diagnosis, his struggle to accept his new reality, the aftermath of living as a cancer survivor, and trying to have a baby using frozen sperm. Oh yeah, and also winning the Tour De France.    I enjoyed the book because I like the "overcoming really bad odds and still becoming a champion" type of story. I do not cycle, unless you count the sporadic …
review by . July 31, 2000
If you can read this book without becoming caught up in Armstrong's struggle and inspiration, you're a pretty tough nut--if I can use that expression in this context. Huge kudos to Sally Jenkins for telling Lance's story without diluting any of his true voice and character. The book is extremely well-written and riveting from the first words. Whether you are an avid cycling fan or not, this a story of human drama that transcends the pro sport aspect and becomes simply a tale told beautifully--no …
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