Off-Season Reading List

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vagabond, May 3, 2011.

  1. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Now that Worlds are over, I've been trying to catch up on my reading. I started to read Johnny Weir's Welcome to My World. I couldn't finish it. :yawn:

    I've also tried re-reading some of my older books, like Upping the Ante, by Michelle Kwan, but they seem so dated. :(

    And so, I've been compiling a list of figure skating books I need to read.

    Here's what I've come up with so far:


    • Let's Learn to Count!, by Nobunari Oda (with illustrations by the author)
    • Twist and Snout, by Eric Radford
    • Using Social Media to Enhance Your Reputation, by Alexander Majorov
    • How to Detect, Heal, and Prevent Sports Injuries, by Tom Zakrajsek
    • A Return to My Roots, by Jeremy Abbott
    • Look Years Younger than Your Age, by Zhang Dan and Sui Wenjing
    • Selecting Unique and Distinctive Program Music, by Brian Joubert and Florent Amodio (with afterword by Richard Dornbush and Peter Liebers)
    • When Hell Froze Over, by Sarah Meier, Konstantin Menshov, Ryan Bradley, and Alissa Czisny
    • My Buddy, Phil Hersh, by Rachael Flatt

    Any recommendations would be appreciated. :)
     
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  2. aftershocks

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    :lol: :lol: :rofl:

    How about Reality is Broken, a real book by Jane McGonigal -- but in this instance, penned by Tom Z.
     
  3. Ozzisk8tr

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    There's also some books written by some FSU posters here "How to Win Friends" is a collaboration by... well, insert the posters names who you think wrote it here.
    Shpelling and Grammah by Pani
    How to Build Reputation (points) in the Shortest Amount of Time by Allen
    How to be Diplomatic and Snarky at the Same Time by PR Lady
    and the list goes on.

    All said in gest with mucho respect, except maybe the first one, but I didn't mention any names as they are all so :rolleyes:
     
  4. aftershocks

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    Zero Consequence, by Snarkalot

    The Power and the Glory, by PChiddy

    I Told You So, by Yev. Plushy

    Beautiful Dreamer, by Alissa Czisny

    The Art of Dressing ME, by Johnny Weir

    Black and White Are Colors, by Evan OGM Lysacek

    Gladiator, by Ryan Bradley

    How to Skate Under Pressure, by Richard Dornbush and Ross Miner, with Foreword by Dr. MK

    Training Days With Frank, by Mirai Nagasu

    Redemption, by Tatiana V and Maxim T

    A Wish/ Witch for All Seasons, by Alena Leonova
     
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    Haute Couture, by Jenna McCorkell

    Miki Ando Mon Amour, by Sandra Bezic

    Fat Camp!, by Mao Asada and Qing Pang

    Exorcism, by Alena Leonova
     
  6. MikiAndoFan#1

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  7. falling_dance

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    Kicking and Gesticulating: stories from a lost year, by Patrick Chan

    And Then There Were None: the strange disappearance of the Russian ladies' figure skating program, various authors

    Einstein on the Beach and Deafman Glance on Ice: the new show skating, by yours truly
     
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    The WonderChan Era, by The ISU, with foreword by Kurt Browning and ProfessorDeb

    Ponytails Are the Answer: What to do When Hair Keeps Getting in Your Eyes, by Jason Brown, with rebuttals by Artur Gachinski and Kevin Reynolds

    Truth or Consequences, by Anonymous

    Stick to the Program! by Rachael Flatt with foreword by Tom Z & Becky C, afterword by Frank Carroll, and rebuttals by Mirai Nagasu, Ashley Wagner, Agnes Zawadski, and Christina Gao

    How to Skate Like a Dream, by Alissa Czisny, with foreword by Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen, afterword by Brian Boitano -- Working Title: No Nightmares

    Sexy Vocal Chords, by Michal Brezina, edited by Museksk8r

    Designing a Manly Home [subtitle: What's Manly Got to Do With It?], by Evan OGM Lysacek, foreword by Frank Carroll, afterword by Johnny Weir
     
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    I recommend

    Human cloning breakthroughs by professor A.Mishin
    Latest generation of ice resurfacers,published by Skate Canada, vol 1: Improved techniques for ice resurfacing, by P. Chan
     
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    Ponytails Are the Answer: What to do When Hair Keeps Getting in Your Eyes, by Jason Brown, with rebuttals by Artur Gachinski and Kevin Reynolds

    :rofl:

    A Wise Traveling by Tomas Verner
     
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    Blending in by Mae Berenice Maete. Foreword by Surya Bonaly

    The Outward Effects of Clinical Depression: An Anthology Contributing authors include Kanako Murakami and Alena Leonova

    The Benefits of Early Retirement by Fumie Suguri

    An Expert's Guide to Mastering the Short Program by Brian Joubert

    A Postmodernist Approach to Subtlety by Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy
     
  12. julieann

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    Hilarious!
     
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    Mo' Be Dick - Brian Joubert

    The Turn of the Screw - Daisuke Takahashi

    Westward Ho! - Philip Hersh, as dictated to Rachael Flatt

    Persuasion - Lori Nichol

    The Three? Musketeers - Nobunari Oda

    Les Misérables - Péchalat and Bourzat

    Their Eyes Were Watching God - A Compendium of Chanadian Tales
     
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    Cynthia Phaneuf's Complete Guide to Eyebrow Plucking

    Jagged Little Knees by The Shibutanis

    I Don't Really Look Like Eddie Haskell, Do I? by Adam Rippon

    2011 Worlds were FIXED by Meryl Davis and Charlie White

    Molasses Slow Wins Every Time by Ryan Bradley

    I Mailed in the SP by Patrick Chan

    Naturally Silky Hair by Alena Leonova with foreward by Kevin Van Der Perren

    Inseparable by Brian Orser and Yu-Na Kim
     
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    Ingenuity by A. Mishin
    A Glove for All Occasions by Team Russia
    Vodka! And Other Cultural Stereotypes by Patrick Chan
    Reliable Footwear by Nobunari Oda and Daisuke Takahashi. Foreword by Tonya Harding
     
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    Paying Your Dues: The Slow and Steady Road to Success, by the Shibutanis

    The Importance of Rules, by Florent Amodio

    Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries, by Nikolai Morozov (foreword by Robin Wagner)

    Too Cool for School!, by Rachael Flatt
     
  17. briancoogaert

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    How to be deaf to lyrics ? by the judges.
     
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    Let's Get Voidy --Virtue and Moir
     
  19. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    These are all such funny suggestions! We have some very clever writers here at FSU! :rofl:


    A couple of others . . .

    The Idiot's Guide to get no one to take you seriously - co-written by Ottavio Cinquanta and Scott Hamilton

    mASSive distractions: a picture book of tantalizing tails - co-written by Robin Szolkowy, Brian Joubert, Paul Poirier, & Maxim Trankov
     
  20. aftershocks

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    :lol: :lol: :rofl: :rofl: museksk8r, that's waaay too funny!!!

    I'll be the first in line to take a peek at that picture book, and to get autographs, and do a bit of :wideeyes: :grope: :swoon:


    :lol: :lol: Very clever ... here are some companion reading material to go along with the above -- the first not intended to be funny:

    Overcoming Barriers in Sports, by Debi Thomas, in memory of Mabel Fairbanks, Jesse Owens, Arthur Ashe, Jackie Robinson, and Althea Gibson, with foreword by Rory Flack, and afterword by Venus and Serena Williams

    Frenzy on Ice, a ice-play in homage to Alfred Hitchcock; starring Kanako Murakami, Alena Leonova, Daisuke Takahashi, Artur Gachinski, Gary Beacom, et al., to be directed by David Fincher with choreography by David Wilson, Shae Lynn Bourne, and Randy Gardner, narrated by Dick Button, and produced by Ice Age The Next Millennium -- You heard it here first! think outside the box

    Beyond Russian Tradition: A Transformative Approach to Pairs Skating, by Ingo Steuer, Aliona Savchenko, and Robin Szolkowy, in honor of the great pairs teams past present and future
     
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  21. aftershocks

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    Ha ha, the foreword has to be by Stephane Lambiel. Honestly, Virtue and Moir went against the grain with their FD -- totally outside the box and I loved it! The first time I really enjoyed watching them and got into their program, rather than detachedly admiring their beautiful classical approach.
     
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    Get That Catsuit-Worthy Body in Just 30 Days! by Aliona Savchenko

    Companion volume: Easy-Peasy Upper Body Workouts by Joannie Rochette and Tessa Virtue
     
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    These are sensational! :D:D:D
     
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    With Afterword by Mark Ladwig and Rudi Sweigers (?)

    Or maybe Mark and Rudi might pen:
    Sportsmanlike Conduct: Sharing Friendship and BootSize


    Also, new cast members and choreographer added:

    Frenzy on Ice, a ice-play in homage to Alfred Hitchcock; starring Kanako Murakami, Alena Leonova, Daisuke Takahashi, Artur Gachinski, Gary Beacom, Laurent Tobel, Florent Amodio, Adrian Schultheiss, et al., also featuring Tai Babilonia as the High Priestess of Glide, to be directed by David Fincher with choreography by David Wilson, Shae Lynn Bourne, Sarah Kawahara, and Randy Gardner, narrated by Dick Button, and produced by Ice Age The Next Millennium
     
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    How to Lose Fans and Alienate People by Ottavio Cinquanta ;-) (foreword by Tom Z)
     
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    Loving this thread. :lol:

    Knowing Your Limits by Rachael Flatt
    The Art of Staying Focused by Mirai Nagasu
    The Ultimate Guide to Speed Skating by Ryan Bradley
    No imagination? No problem! by Brian Joubert
    Imma Be Modest and Humble by Florent Amodio
     
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    Maximize points under CoP by Nobunari Oda and Ksenia Makarova (level 3 for Oda).
     
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    Blondes Have More Fun, by Jeremy Abbott, with rebuttal by Adrian Schultheiss

    Screw You! FSU symposium of panel discussions and lectures delivered to $peedy and the ISU, with key note speeches by fans of Dai Takahashi

    It's Been a Quad Day's Night, and I've Been Working Like a Dog, by Patrick "God" Chan

    Sequel to the above:

    Quads of Gold, by Patrick "God" Chan, with foreword by Yevgeny "I Told You So" Plushenko
     
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    Double Post, by aftershocks

    Why Double Posts Happen, by Admin
     
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