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    These are all brilliant. I'm dying, just what I needed today! Thank you for making this thread, Vagabond!

    Also, welcome, Pink Feathers! A good introduction to the forum,

    Death Glare Perfection by Barbara Fusar Poli
    It's all in the Hair by Meryl Davis and Charlie White
    How to Make Figure Skating Popular Again by Ekaterina Rubleva (aww, this just made me miss Rubelva/Shefer)
    Melting the Ice for Dummies by Daisuke Takahashi
    Our Voids Are Better Than Yours by Isabelle Delobel and Oliver Schoenfelder, with a forward by Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski, positively reviewed by Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin (the 2006 version)

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    A few more:

    Nineteen Eighty Four and Eighty Eight by Katarina Witt

    Little Women, by Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Julia Lipnitskaya and Adelina Sotnikova, with foreword by Tara Lipinski

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    Immigration and Figure Skating: How To Handbook on the Travails and Secrets of Obtaining New Citizenship (in Time for the Olympics), by Tanith Belbin, reviewed by Mervin Tran

    Coming Back with Guns A-blazin', by Richard Dornbush, Foreword by Johnny Weir, Afterword by Armin Mahbahnoozadeh

    Play: Mourning Becomes Electra, starring Alissa Czisny

    Movie: The Glass Menagerie, starring Alissa Czisny

    Movie: The Song of Bernadette, starring Alissa Czisny

    Movie: The Miracle Worker(s), starring Jason Dungjen and Yuka Sato, with Alissa Czisny, Jeremy Abbott, and Adam Rippon

    Movie: Roman Holiday, starring Carolina Kostner and Andrew Poje

    Movie: Unstoppable, starring Evgeni Plushenko

    Movie: Funny Girl, starring Agnes Zawadski

    Movie: Gypsy, starring Ashley Wagner

    Movie: A Star Is Born, starring Gracie Gold
    Last edited by aftershocks; 04-24-2012 at 06:27 PM. Reason: Casting change: Poje for Joubert b/c Poje looks more like Gregory Peck

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    I Love You, I Hate You, Now Retire -- by Phil Hersh.

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    The Benefits of Dual Citizenship, by Christopher Caluza and Melissa Bulanhagui, with Foreword by Vanessa James, and Afterword by Piper Gilles

    Meow-chan: Unleashing the Tiger Within, by Daisuke Takahashi

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    How to skate the panties off girls - Patrick Chan

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    ^^


    Lolita, screenplay by Nikolai Morozov, directed by and starring Nikolai Morozov with a cast of young but nubile up-and-comers
    Last edited by aftershocks; 04-24-2012 at 06:24 PM. Reason: Because Nikolai always directs his own show

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    Keep 'em coming, this is the best one of these threads ever!
    "Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipso1 View Post
    I Love You, I Hate You, Now Retire -- by Phil Hersh.
    Platinum medal for this one!!!!
    "Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist

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    More from my side:

    “Making and breaking of skaters” by Valentin Piseev, publisher: Russian Figure Skating Federation

    “How to dress masculine on ice – a domain of Russian male skaters over past decades” by Alexej Urmanov with features on Plushenko, Abt, Klimkin and many more.
    (Love Urmanov anyways, even if he skated in a garbage bag )

    “Grimace on ice – an underestimated art” by Aljona Leonova

    “Judges love me” by Patrick Chan

    “Decent stroking & edging – to ultimate guide to improve skating skills” by Surya Bonaly

    “Don’t drink and fly” by Sasha Abt (adore him tough )

    “Looking like Plushenko” by Zhan Bush

    “How I became an XL-model” by Lubov Iliushechkina

    “Cheering for Plushenko” by Alexej Yagudin

    “Skating the right time for the right country” by Ksenia Makarova

    “My love for Canadian Pairs' Skating” by Anton Sikharulidze

    “Speech is silver, but silence is golden” by Scott Moir

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipso1 View Post
    I Love You, I Hate You, Now Retire -- by Phil Hersh.
    This is my hands-down favorite!!

    Here are my must-reads of the off season:

    Rumors of My Demise by Caroline Zhang
    The Season of Ennui by Mirai Nagasu
    Leg Lifts, Hip Shakes and Standing in Place: A Comprehensive Guide to Choreography by Nikolai Morosov with excerpts from Miki Ando, Julia Lipnitskaya and Alena Leonova.
    Gracie Gold: Intrare El Salvator. A collection of proclamations, predictions and prophecies from desperate US figure skating fans.
    Out With the Old, In With the Older: The Rise of Akiko Suzuki
    Speedy Fettucini: The Story of Carolina Kostner with foreword by Ottavio "Speedy" Cinquanta
    It's John, Mr. Nicks If You're Nasty by John Nicks
    A Swan Amongst Chickens by Ashley Wagner
    I'm Too Old For This Sh*t by Frank Carroll with epilogue by John Nicks
    Scapegoating: Douchebag Ways to Deflect Blame by Phil Hersh
    Cresting and Falling (Seven Times): How Not to Give Up...Kinda by Alissa Czisny
    "Pwning" the PCS by Patrick Chan and Carolina Kostner
    Winning in My Sleep: A Hypothetical Look at the 2011-2012 Season by Yu-Na Kim
    Running on Artistic Fumes: Something's Still in There by Lori Nichol with foreword by Michelle Kwan, epilogue by Carolina Kostner and Mao Asada

    That's all I've got for now.
    Last edited by kwanatic; 04-24-2012 at 07:54 PM.

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    "Skating overdose", A story by Ilya Averbukh
    "How to be 30 and still look like 18", tips by Irina Slutskaya
    "My name is Cohen, Alexandra Cohen", by Sasha Cohen with photos provided by Sacha Baron Cohen
    "My hips are sexy", by Evegni Plushenko
    "I love France"by Samuel Contesti
    "Safe driving", by Maxim Stavisky
    "How to lose your partner in 10 days",by Jana Khokhlova

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    The Spin Starts Here by Lucinda Ruh
    Turning Japanese by Mervin Tran
    What Not to Wear by Dom and Shab

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFeathers View Post
    But I Won At Nationals!, Third Edition, by Jeremy Abbott

    *nervous* I'm new here. Hi.
    I think you will get on well with the rest off us, going by this one.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Panin' for Platinum: Retracings and Reminiscences by the Reigning Olympic Champion in Special Figures, by Nikolai Panin

    Beauty by the Boards: A Skating Fan's Brief History of Late Capitalism in Advertising Banners and Other Uncrustable Images (hitherto unpublished dissertation by a doctoral candidate at Duke University, ca. 2009)
    Last edited by falling_dance; 04-25-2012 at 10:18 AM. Reason: cant spel

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    One more:

    Gold Medals and Rusty Hoots: A Memoir by Dick Button

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    Understated Elegance: A Philosophy of Fashion by Samuel Contesti, with contributions from Gorshkova/Butikov and Huang/Zheng
    BARK LESS. WAG MORE.

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    Hypeitty Hype Hype Hype by Gracie Gold

    Desiblifiy with the Shibs by Maia and Alex Shibutani

    Butt Spins and Buttons: an Autobiography by Terry Gannon

    How to Lose Cities and Skaters by Stars on Ice

    Fun with Figure Skating for Felines by Daisuke Takahaski

    Gold Delivered Overnight by Carolina Kostner

    Married with Puppy by Johnny Weir

    They Told Me So by Miki Ando

    The Matrix LXVIII by Brian Joubert

    From In Bed with the Fed to My Nats are Dead by Evan Lysacek

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    ^^ (@ entire list!!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by giselle23 View Post
    One more:

    Gold Medals and Rusty Hoots: A Memoir by Dick Button
    This one sounds great, and could be an actual title!

    Another possibility: Pushing Button: Dick's Memories of Triumphs, Tragedies, and Peculiarities In Over 65 Years of Surviving the World of Figure Skating.

    Some of my other favorites in this thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by CassAgain View Post
    'S Torturous: A Guide to Picking Audience Friendly Music by Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue and Marina Zueva
    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Skatefan View Post
    Marley and Me - Rockne's Journey - by Rockne Brubaker
    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFeathers View Post
    Practical Uses For Duct Tape, by Tessa Virtue...
    Quote Originally Posted by CassAgain View Post
    Fifi and Buddy: The Unlikely Friendship of a French Poodle and a Golden Retriever, by Meryl Davis and Charlie White
    Quote Originally Posted by chipso1 View Post
    I Love You, I Hate You, Now Retire -- by Phil Hersh.
    Additional Must Read Ideas:

    The No Nos of Necklace Wearing, by Jonathan Cassar, Foreword by The Flower Girls, Afterword by Frank Carroll

    Peerless and Sublime Transitions: Life During and After Figure Skating, by Matthew Savoie, Foreword by Ryan Jahnke (Not on Evgeni Plushenko’s must read list)

    Fifty-Year Drought: The Wrath of CoP/IJS, by David Kirby (reviewed by manleywoman)

    My Voice Is Too Sexy For Me, by Michal Brezina (rebuttal by museks8r)
    Last edited by aftershocks; 04-25-2012 at 05:03 PM.

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    Letting Go and Moving On, by Fumie Suguri

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