“In the Middle” is a broad story of Olympic medalist Terin Humphrey’s journey through life.
It is a unique perspective of being “In the Middle” of gymnastics, careers, decisions, life, etc.
Unlike most Olympians’ books; it is not a story about her Olympic journey, but life after the Olympics.Most athletes live their lives being only an athlete. Once they are finished, their lives change. They struggle with their life after the sport.
Terin chronicles her experiences after the Olympics in hopes of helping others that are going through similar situations.
After a great career, recall that the USAG Athlete’s Council voted to remove Terin from her position as women’s gymnastics athlete representative.
Published by Andrea Miras.
See it on Amazon.
I haven’t ready this yet. Leave a comment if you have.
Julie is a coach from Buffalo, NY.
Michaela DePrince is a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer.
With her adoptive mother, Elaine DePrince, Michaela authored the book Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.
Diana Bulimar was a Romanian artistic gymnast and a 2-time European Champion with Romania. She was part of the Romanian team at the 2012 Summer Olympics that won the bronze medal. …
She has a D-leap on Beam.
And now a children’s book in Romania.
I haven’t read The Girls yet.
But here’s one review:
The survivors and those who advocate for them are the only voices telling the story. This is partially due to the fact that numerous others in the larger investigation—people who have been subsequently fired, charged or outed as having aided Nassar—refused to comment or never responded to Pesta’s requests.
Pesta also makes no effort to explain Nassar’s motivations or to locate the “man” behind the “monster.” It’s a choice that makes the book stronger, and as a true crime story, it makes a case for how these narratives can be told in a victim-centering way. …
Available now hardcover, Kindle and audio.
Same day Rachael published her children’s book – How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?
It’s available hardcover and Kindle.
Click PLAY or watch Rachael on YouTube.
Coach Ashley Sportun has this 2017 book in the lobby at Dreams Gymnastics for parents and kids to peruse.
A good message.
A new online course is available based on Lisa Mitzel’s book FOCUSED AND INSPIRED: Keeping Our Athletes Safe in a Win-at-All-Costs World.
It focuses on the nuances of words and emotions in the coach-athlete dynamic.
Coaches learn from various areas including human behavior studies, child development, philosophy, education, and meditation.
Check it out here – Positive Psychology, Communication and Athlete Safety
G.S. George has a companion course – Biomechanical Techniques