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Lance Armstrong: It’s not About the Bike

Posted by nybookworm on March 23, 2009

lance-armstrong_jpg4Seems odd to begin my book review blogging career with this book but it just happens to be the last book I read.  I picked it up at the airport for a cross-country flight and managed to finish it before we landed back in New York (yeah, there were delays).  I’ve been getting into biking lately and was more interested in what Armstrong had to say about the Tour de France than anything else but was pleasantly surprised by the whole book.  It’s not exactly genius prose or an unexpected ending but there were quite a few insider moments into the Tour and, of course, the happy ending to his battle with cancer that one might expect.  I would recommend this book for a long flight- it’s an easy read and although it deals with some difficult topics, it does so in a very approachable way.  If you don’t care about the maillot jaune or care to read about cancer I would definitely skip this one.

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