TresSugarSource: 9 Books by Female Inspiring Olympians on Age, Body Image, and More
With the London Games well under way, we're celebrating the 2012 Olympics with must reads by some of our favorite female athletes. Inside stories, inspirational tips - these books offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the lives of some of the most popular Olympians. Jennifer Sey writes about controversial issues in gymnastics, swimmer Dara Torres offers tips for getting ahead, and Serena Williams touches on her childhood influences. Read all that and more with these nine inspiring books by female Olympians.
- Go For the Goal: A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life: Arguably the best female soccer player of all time, Mia Hamm shares the inside story of her athletic success in Go For the Goal: A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life. Along with personal anecdotes, she also breaks down tips and tricks of the sport for fellow players.
- Chalked Up: In Chalked Up: Inside Elite Gymnastics' Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating DIsorders, and Elusive Olympics Dreams, gymnastics champion Jennifer Sey gives a behind-the-scenes look at anorexia, injuries, and coaching drama.
- On the Line: On the Line offers a fascinating look into Serena Williams's life, covering her childhood, her incredible tennis journey, and her personal success.
- In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir: Swimmer Amanda Beard chronicles her struggle with depression and self-abuse in her memoir, In the Water They Can't See You Cry.
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- Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot After Shot: As the first pick in the 1999 WNBA draft and a 2000 Olympic gold winner, Chamique Holdsclaw knows a thing or two about success. The basketball star gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the sport - and her childhood growing up in New York - in Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot After Shot.
- Age Is Just a Number: From her buzzed-about Olympic comeback to defying age stereotypes, Dara Torres covers it all in Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life.
- Winning Balance: What I've Learned so Far About Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams: Four-time Olympic medalist Shawn Johnson discusses her career, her devastating injury, and her Dancing With the Stars victory in Winning Balance: What I've Learned so Far About Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams.
- Come to Win: For Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession, tennis star Venus Williams offers several lessons of her own - plus sharp, inspiring answers from other people who dominate their respective fields.
- Mary Lou Retton's Gateway to Happiness: In Mary Lou Retton's Gateway to Happiness: 7 Ways to a More Peaceful, More Prosperous, More Satisfying Life, the celebrated gymnast shares the main principles behind her success: family, faith, relationships, attitude, discipline, health, and laughter.
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