Four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist Shawn Johnson narrates her memoir with charm, vigor, and youthful eloquence. She sincerely portrays her belief that everything happens for a reason and all things happen for the good when you walk by faith. In a soft, mellow voice she characterizes herself as part "nerd, tomboy, and girlie girl." Her tone changes to one of thoughtful conviction when she describes her purpose in writing: to reflect on lessons learned. Specific examples include the disappointment of losing the gold medal in Beijing, the drama of a potentially career-ending ski injury, and the excitement of her surprise flirtation with Hollywood stardom when she won “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009. A section called "Lessons I've Learned" ends each chapter. Johnson's story and narration engage and inspire. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2012]
Trade Ed. Oasis Audio 2012
CD ISBN 978-1-61375-127-5 $27.99 Six CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-62188-022-6 $19.59
Library Ed. Oasis Audio 2012
CD ISBN 978-1-60981-471-7 $48.99 Six CDs
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