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Figure Skating Books You Can't Wait to Read

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vagabond, Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ :rofl: Katarzyna! :)

    Johnny :lol: I hope it's edible glitter!

    Definitely Janet Lynn should write the Foreword for Alissa's titled tome ;)

    Maybe some of the faces Scott makes are "horrid," but his spur of the moment 'I'm not feeling this' misuse of words was "horrors" more in the aftermath politically and pr-wise, perhaps b/c it was caught on camera and microphone (wonder if the unfortunate utterance by Scott will lead to legislation surrounding the use of cameras and mikes in the kiss 'n cry -- at the least, perhaps kiss 'n cry etiquette classes).

    Possible new title choice: Surviving the Foot-in-Mouth Disease of Scott Moir :p
  2. fenway2

    fenway2 Well-Known Member

    The Whining Strategy by Scott Moir
    Big Teeth, Big Dreams by Alissa Czisny with foreword by Nancy Kerrigan
    Alissa: Unrequited Love by Phil Hersh
    TwoFootitis by Ashley Wagner with foreword by Oksana Baiul
    How to Peak at Nationals by Jeremy Abbott
    How I Stole Harpo Marx's Hair by Adam Rippon
  3. mollymgr

    mollymgr Well-Known Member

    Competition Judging for Dummies by International Skating Union
    There is no I in Team by Team Canada
    How to increase figure skating ratings by Universal Sports
    Painless Partnership Transitions by Evan Bates and John Coughlin
  4. CassAgain

    CassAgain Well-Known Member

    Fifi and Buddy: The Unlikely Friendship of a French Poodle and a Golden Retriever, by Meryl Davis and Charlie White
  5. giselle23

    giselle23 Well-Known Member

    For Whom the Bells Toll by Mao Asada
    A Farewell to Arms by Kimmie Meissner
    Great Expectations by Mirai Nagasu and Caroline Zhang
    Things Fall Apart by Alissa Czisny
    East of Eden by Michelle Kwan
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  6. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    Additional commentary by Brian Joubert and Daisuke Takahashi

    From Rags to Bronze: My Story by Nathalie Pechalat
  7. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ Nice selections, giselle23. :)

    :lol: :lol:

    How to Carry a Huge Chip on Your Shoulder and Still Win Major Championships, by Scott Moir and Patrick Chan, Foreword by the Chan Gang and Scott Moir Apologists, Afterword by P. J. Kwong (reviewed by Tonya Harding)

    Musical Chairs and Podium Dreams: The Checks and Balances of Partnership Changes, by all the Partnerless U.S. Pairs Figure Skaters

    The Merits of Virtue, and the Patience of Job, by Tessa Virtue, with Foreword by The Canadian WTT Team (sans team captain ;)), Afterword by The Canadian Skating Federation
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
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  8. figuristka

    figuristka Member

    How Pooh Bear can help you reach a World medal. By Yuzuru Hanyu

    He's adorable!
  9. AJ Skatefan

    AJ Skatefan Well-Known Member

    This may be my favorite! :lol::lol::lol:
  10. Marroncream

    Marroncream Active Member

    A Spectator's Guide to Figure Skating: It's the same as football by Team France and Team Italy

    Silence Is Golden by Team Canada

    Unbeaten by Patrick Chan

    Triple-Triple : You Cannot Teach An Old Dog New Tricks by Akiko Suzuki

    Respond to Federation's Expectations By Richard Dornbush Afterword by Alissa Czisny and Artur Gachinski

    The Bond : USFS and me By Armin Mahbanoozadeh

    There's No Room For Little Girls In Big Girls Competitions by Elizaveta Tuktamisheva, Adelina Sotnikova and Gracie Gold

    No Visa No Trouble by Uzbekistan Ice Dance Couple
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  11. lmarie086

    lmarie086 missing my cat :(

    These are all brilliant. :lol: 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)
  12. giselle23

    giselle23 Well-Known Member

    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
  13. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    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: Apr 24, 2012
  14. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

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

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    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 :rockstar:
  16. maatTheViking

    maatTheViking Danish Ice Dance! Go Laurence & Nikolaj!

    How to skate the panties off girls - Patrick Chan
  17. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ :judge:

    Lolita, screenplay by Nikolai Morozov, directed by and starring Nikolai Morozov with a cast of young but nubile up-and-comers :eek: :skandal
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  18. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

    Keep 'em coming, this is the best one of these threads ever!
  19. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

    Platinum medal for this one!!!! :D:lol::D
  20. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    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 :swoon:)

    “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 :scream:

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

    “Cheering for Plushenko” by Alexej Yagudin :cheer2:

    “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
  21. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

    This is my hands-down favorite!! :lol:

    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. :p:D
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  22. DaiKozOda

    DaiKozOda Active Member

    "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
  23. giselle23

    giselle23 Well-Known Member

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

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    I think you will get on well with the rest off us, going by this one. :lol:
  25. falling_dance

    falling_dance Coaching Patrick

    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: Apr 25, 2012
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  26. giselle23

    giselle23 Well-Known Member

    One more:

    Gold Medals and Rusty Hoots: A Memoir by Dick Button
  27. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

  28. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

    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
  29. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ :rofl: (@ entire list!!!)

    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:

    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: Apr 25, 2012
  30. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Letting Go and Moving On, by Fumie Suguri
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