A skating life / Dorothy Hamill, with Deborah Amelon.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle||796.912 HAMI (Text)||39231031415173||Adult Non-fiction Collection||Available||-|
- Physical Description: x, 238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 
- Copyright: ©2007
|Formatted Contents Note:||
How to breed an Olympic champion--maybe? -- The Lake Placid years -- Bright lights, big city girl -- Go west, young skater -- This way to the Olympics -- Hollywood, here I come -- The high price of gold -- Love on the run -- Good-bye, Dean -- Family life--finally -- Escapades -- Divorce, Dorothy style -- The racehorse back at the starting gate -- Golden snowflakes.
The dazzling smile, the signature haircut, the staple spin. Dorothy Hamill grew up on the ice, working toward the dream she was to accomplish by age nineteen: Olympic gold in figure skating. But life was not the picture of perfection it appeared to be. Dorothy faced a painful inner struggle--though she did not know about the depression that ran in her family until much later in life. Weeks and months away from home to train and compete took a difficult toll, yet little reprieve could be found in her tumultuous and fragile relationship with her parents. She went on to skate with the Ice Capades and to marry the man of her dreams, Dean Paul Martin, only to have the partnership end in heartache. A second failed marriage tested Dorothy's trust yet again, but she found strength in what she did have--her daughter Alexandra, and her skating.--From publisher description.
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