Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics Jennifer Sey

Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics

Author: Jennifer Sey
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Book Title
Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics
Author
Jennifer Sey
ISBN
9780061351471
Updated With a New Introduction"I am grateful to Jennifer Sey for sharing such an honest account of her experiences as an elite gymnast. She has eloquently and fairly exposed a dark side to our sport that parents have long needed to be made aware of."--Dominique Moceanu, Olympic Gold Medal Winning Gymnast Fanciful dreams of becoming the next Nadia Comaneci led Jennifer Sey to become a gymnast at the age of six. Her early success propelled her family to sacrifice everything to help her become, by age 11, one of America's elite. But as she set her sights higher and higher, Jennifer began to change, setting her needs, her health, and her well-being aside in the name of winning. And the adults in her life refused to notice her downward spiral.Now, Sey reveals the tarnish beneath her gold medals. A powerful portrait of intensity and drive, eating disorders and stage parents, abusive coaches and manipulative businessmen, Chalked Up is the story of a young girl whose dreams would become subsumed by the adults around her.--The Observer, UKBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Jennifer SeyPublisher: It BooksPublished: 04/21/2009ISBN: 9780061351471Pages: 292Weight: 0.55lbsSize: 7.80h x 5.20w x 0.90d

Updated With a New Introduction

"I am grateful to Jennifer Sey for sharing such an honest account of her experiences as an elite gymnast. She has eloquently and fairly exposed a dark side to our sport that parents have long needed to be made aware of."

--Dominique Moceanu, Olympic Gold Medal Winning Gymnast

Fanciful dreams of becoming the next Nadia Comaneci led Jennifer Sey to become a gymnast at the age of six. Her early success propelled her family to sacrifice everything to help her become, by age 11, one of America's elite. But as she set her sights higher and higher, Jennifer began to change, setting her needs, her health, and her well-being aside in the name of winning. And the adults in her life refused to notice her downward spiral.


Now, Sey reveals the tarnish beneath her gold medals. A powerful portrait of intensity and drive, eating disorders and stage parents, abusive coaches and manipulative businessmen, Chalked Up is the story of a young girl whose dreams would become subsumed by the adults around her.

--The Observer, UK

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jennifer Sey
Publisher: It Books
Published: 04/21/2009
ISBN: 9780061351471
Pages: 292
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.20w x 0.90d

Updated With a New Introduction

"I am grateful to Jennifer Sey for sharing such an honest account of her experiences as an elite gymnast. She has eloquently and fairly exposed a dark side to our sport that parents have long needed to be made aware of."

--Dominique Moceanu, Olympic Gold Medal Winning Gymnast

Fanciful dreams of becoming the next Nadia Comaneci led Jennifer Sey to become a gymnast at the age of six. Her early success propelled her family to sacrifice everything to help her become, by age 11, one of America's elite. But as she set her sights higher and higher, Jennifer began to change, setting her needs, her health, and her well-being aside in the name of winning. And the adults in her life refused to notice her downward spiral.


Now, Sey reveals the tarnish beneath her gold medals. A powerful portrait of intensity and drive, eating disorders and stage parents, abusive coaches and manipulative businessmen, Chalked Up is the story of a young girl whose dreams would become subsumed by the adults around her.

--The Observer, UK

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jennifer Sey
Publisher: It Books
Published: 04/21/2009
ISBN: 9780061351471
Pages: 292
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.20w x 0.90d