|Plot Summary of Riding with Lance Armstrong|
|" In this book Armstrong wants to share his perspectives on life. Lance, one of the greatest bike racers ever, describes his amazing life in this book, from his childhood to adulthood, from the first time riding a bike to his second Tour de France victory, and from a cancer patient to a cancer survivor.
Armstrong tells us about his roles as a bike champion, a husband, a father, a son and a cancer survivor. Everything is his own experience; every word is the truth of life.
Lance used to be immature like everyone. He didn't know how to do well for himself. When he was on the bike, he attacked too often and lost unnecessary matches. He never learned to love the cycling, nor know how to love his life. Cancer changed his life view. He lost his health, his career and was in danger of losing his life. Many people thought that his life was over; he could no longer be the world champion again.
Lance was scared, he did think of giving up, luckily he never really did so. Cancer didn't take everything from him, but one the other hand gave him a brand new attitude on life, and surprisingly gave Lance courage and determination. He recovered and regained everything, that's not an easy task, but he finally did it.
Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France twice.
Harris Muria Dobson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Riding with Lance Armstrong|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Phys disability/mental struggle?
- physical disability/sickness
- bike racing
Subject of Biography
- sports figure
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- Some in color 1-5
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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