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Sylvia

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Kiira Korpi's autobiography, Surviving the Ruthless World of Championship Figure Skating, is available in English now:
Finnish figure skater Kiira Korpi’s career included triumphal championships and bitter disappointments. Trained from early childhood in a sport that demands uncompromising self-discipline and unrelenting work, her “fight until you make it” attitude brought her success and fame—and an insidious performance anxiety. Mental and physical burnout forced her retirement in 2015.
With interviews and quotes from family, friends, coaches and competitors, Korpi’s candid memoir describes the making and eventual undoing of a champion, reveals a darker side to the “ice princess” image of women’s figure skating and advocates a more holistic, athlete-centered model of training.
 

Sylvia

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Thread for Keri Blakinger's book that's out now:

People article (June 9) on Nathan's upcoming memoir:
The three-time world champion figure skater is releasing a memoir, to be followed by a children's book, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.
The Olympic gold medal winner's book, One Jump at a Time: My Story, will be published by Harper on Nov. 22, and HarperCollins Children's Books will release Chen's first picture book in February 2023.
"Nathan Chen is among the most humble warriors on ice," Harper SVP of Creative Development Lisa Sharkey, who acquired the book, says in a statement. "The so-called quad king has written a wonderful account of his life thus far, from his parents' immigrant story to his comeback from a devastating performance at the 2018 Olympics to glory in 2022."
"We could not be more thrilled to publish One Jump at a Time so fans can learn the nuance and emotional narrative beyond the headlines," she adds.
One Jump at a Time is co-written by TIME magazine writer Alice Park and features a foreword by designer Vera Wang.
I'm glad to see Alice Park is involved.

ETA link to Nathan's post today: https://www.instagram.com/p/Celz--lrD27/
Link to pre-order his memoir: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/one-jump-at-a-time-nathan-chen?variant=40390158057506


Also, the Shibutanis have another book coming out next year: https://www.instagram.com/p/CeXPsdkp4gd/
Book news!!! In case you missed it, we announced that our FIRST picture book is coming out Spring 2023! 🎉

AMAZING: ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS WHO INSPIRE US ALL will introduce young readers and people of all ages to 36 historic and contemporary changemakers who have made important differences in this country and the world.
 
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NOT a skating book ;) but Ting Cui is one of the co-authors! :)

More info about the book on the womeninpolitics_ Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/p/ChFdT85OqME/

 

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Excited to share that my book "The Almanac of Canadian Figure Skating" is finally out in the world:

https://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2022/11/youve-read-blog-now-read-book.html

If anyone is interested, it is very much a reference book - tons of interesting facts and figures, bios of anyone and everyone in Canadian skating past and present, complete results from the Canadian Championships dating back to the early 20th century that you can't just Google, etc.
 

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Excited to share that my book "The Almanac of Canadian Figure Skating" is finally out in the world:

https://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2022/11/youve-read-blog-now-read-book.html

If anyone is interested, it is very much a reference book - tons of interesting facts and figures, bios of anyone and everyone in Canadian skating past and present, complete results from the Canadian Championships dating back to the early 20th century that you can't just Google, etc.


This is amazing, Ryan!! Huge congratulations on publishing your first book!! 😊👏

Look forward to reading it! Sounds like it will be a great resource for the skating community!
 

victorskid

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Excited to share that my book "The Almanac of Canadian Figure Skating" is finally out in the world:

https://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2022/11/youve-read-blog-now-read-book.html

If anyone is interested, it is very much a reference book - tons of interesting facts and figures, bios of anyone and everyone in Canadian skating past and present, complete results from the Canadian Championships dating back to the early 20th century that you can't just Google, etc.
I look forward to my copy arriving on Wednesday :respec:
 

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Excited to share that my book "The Almanac of Canadian Figure Skating" is finally out in the world:

https://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2022/11/youve-read-blog-now-read-book.html

If anyone is interested, it is very much a reference book - tons of interesting facts and figures, bios of anyone and everyone in Canadian skating past and present, complete results from the Canadian Championships dating back to the early 20th century that you can't just Google, etc.
Amazing Ryan! I just bought it.
 

Sylvia

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Excited to share that my book "The Almanac of Canadian Figure Skating" is finally out in the world:

https://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2022/11/youve-read-blog-now-read-book.html

If anyone is interested, it is very much a reference book - tons of interesting facts and figures, bios of anyone and everyone in Canadian skating past and present, complete results from the Canadian Championships dating back to the early 20th century that you can't just Google, etc.
My belated congratulations, Ryan! :)

People article (June 9) on Nathan's upcoming memoir:

I'm glad to see Alice Park is involved.
I've created a GSD thread here:

ETA from the Chinese skating news thread:
I think Sui Wenjing also is going to release her own memoir soon(?), and I think I saw it has stuff about Shen/Zhao, Han Cong, Jin Boyang, and Peng Cheng.
 
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SkateGuard

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Thank you @Sylvia!!

I just posted a new blog today I thought might be worth sharing here! It’s a list of 10 skating books (many of them lesser known) that absolutely everyone should have in their collection:

 

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It's not specifically a skating book, but if anyone in the US wants a free copy of Parent Up, a book about parenting written by Adam Rippon's mom Kelly Rippon, please let me know. It's practically new & I'd like to give it to a new home!
 
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