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In 1999, Lance Armstrong made world headlines with the most stunning comeback in the history of sport after battling against life-threatening testicular cancer just . Every Second Counts Paperback – October 1, 2004. by. Lance Armstrong (Author).

In 1999, Lance Armstrong made world headlines with the most stunning comeback in the history of sport after battling against life-threatening testicular cancer just eighteen months before returning to professional cycling. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Lance Armstrong (Author), Sally Jenkins (Author).

Every Second Counts is a 2003 autobiography by cyclist Lance Armstrong written in collaboration with sports writer and columnist Sally Jenkins. It is a follow-up to Armstrong's It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life which was also written with Sally Jenkins. The narrative begins from after Armstrong's first Tour de France win in 1999 and continues up until his fifth win in 2003.

Never shy of controversy, Lance Armstrong is a genuine global sports superstar and one of cycling's greatest ever champions. Here he offers us his life philosophy - his thoughts on training, competing, winning and failure. He also recounts the work done for the Foundation he set up following his dramatic recovery and introduces further inspirational tales of cancer survival. Every Second Counts is another extraordinary and awe-inspiring book from a man strives every day to meet life momentous challenges.

Armstrong’s previous book recounted his journey from a grim diagnosis of testicular cancer to a stunning recovery that .

Armstrong’s previous book recounted his journey from a grim diagnosis of testicular cancer to a stunning recovery that culminated in his winning the 1999 Tour de France. His new book addresses the equally daunting challenge of living in the aftermath of this experience and making the most of every breath of life. A fresh perspective on the spirit of survivors everywhere, Every Second Counts will invigorate and enthrall Armstrong’s millions of admirers. A joyous, triumphant book, a celebration of all the things that make life good

I consider myself lucky for the experience, and because of that I feel a strong commitment to fulfill the obligation of the cured. That’s why I created the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF).

I consider myself lucky for the experience, and because of that I feel a strong commitment to fulfill the obligation of the cured. That’s why I created the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is dedicated to helping the nine million cancer survivors who are dealing with all the same issues I am. Today, seven years after my cancer diagnosis, the LAF is just as important to me as the day I signed it into existence. Cancer changed my life. From the moment I was diagnosed, priorities changed and focus shifted.

Second read of the Sasha Shawn book club. Listened to most of it on the Vermont road trip. The author of "Heartland," a National Book Award longlisted memoir about growing up poor in rural America, gives her views on politics, identity, and cultural appropriation. Food : a love story by Jim Gaffigan. In Heartland, author Sarah Smarsh explores what working class looks like in the United States while reflecting upon her own life experiences growing up in the Midwest.

Continuing the inspiring story begun in his first book, Every Second Counts captures the mind-set of a man who has beaten incredible odds and considers each day an opportunity for excellence. Armstrong’s previous book recounted his journey from a grim diagnosis of testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs and brain, to a stunning recovery that culminated in his winning the 1999 Tour de France-the ultimate evidence that he had also won a daunting battle with death.

The five-time Tour de France winner and Number 1 New York Times bestselling author returns with an inspirational account of his recent personal and professional victories—and some failures—and an intimate glimpse into how almost dying taught him to really live. Since the release of his megabestseller, It’s Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong has enjoyed a new series of thrilling rides, culminating with the extension of his string of Tour de France victories to a record-tying fifth in 2003. Continuing the inspiring story begun in his first book, Every Second Counts captures the mind-set of a man who has beaten incredible odds and considers each day an opportunity for excellence. Armstrong’s previous book recounted his journey from a grim diagnosis of testicular cancer to a stunning recovery that culminated in his winning the 1999 Tour de France. His new book addresses the equally daunting challenge of living in the aftermath of this experience and making the most of every breath of life. A fresh perspective on the spirit of survivors everywhere, Every Second Counts will invigorate and enthrall Armstrong’s millions of admirers.

“A joyous, triumphant book, a celebration of all the things that make life good.” —Booklist“There’s something of a vicarious thrill in being along with Armstrong for the ride.” —San Antonio Express-News

Hinewen
After reading and re-reading It's Not About the Bike, I could hardly wait to order Every Second Counts. Unfortunately, it's a cheap sequel to the first book. Can you say "Show Me the Money?" The book is a poorly organized and superficial diary of Armstrong's joys, sorrows, hopes, fears, and yes, even a little belly-aching that picks up where the first book stopped.
We read about cycling, but not as much as cycling fans would hope - there are few details about training and racing other than some brief comments on well-hashed episodes (this should make airport book purchasers and the majority of American sports fans happy - they don't like cycling anyway). Maybe next time Lance could team up with Bobke Roll, Phil Ligget, or Paul Sherman for some really interesting commentary.
Lance talks about how teamwork is a two-way street, but then goes on to point out the many ways that the team supports him. I guess tongue-lashings and financial rewards are payback on USPS. No evidence that Lance rides to support team members (No wonder Heras is leaving - besides the unwelcome pre-race ZZ Top). "Teamwork" comes off sounding like how the team supports Lance, not how Lance supports the team. (What's up with the Kevin Livingston bashing anyway?).
Of course, there are lots of thoughts about cancer (this was probably the strongest part of the book - but nothing new from book one). Lance seems to be genuinely concerned with making a contribution towards helping others help themselves.
Lance's take on faith and religion was new and interesting reading, as were the thoughts on the joys of children and the challenges of marriage (just enough to figure out that things aren't going well but not enough to conclude that anyone knows why).
For local color, we hear about life in Spain and Texas (in which Lance restores a medieval chapel and jumps into a deep swimming hole).
Frankly, I doubt that Lance has time to write or even dictate and the book shows it. Better to have waited until after next year's Tour (2004) to see if there will be an extraordinary sixth victory. It would have been a good book to write after retiring from racing - that will probably come in a few years. I'll be looking for the next book, but I won't be buying the hardback! ...
Forcestalker
Good book. What a way to fight off disease!
Goldcrusher
No review.
Linn
If you are looking for exhaustive autobiographical coverage of Lance Armstrong, then you may choose to read this book, because it does offer insight into the life and times of Lance after the demise of his marriage. Much of the material, however, is rehashed from the previous book, which I read only the day before this one; as a result, much of the material felt very repetitive. My money was better spent on "23 days in July" and "Lance Armstrong's War..."
Nejind
It is good written and the story is really breathtaking... I would like to get more details about the last tours and everything... more like a ciclying book as well but well... now in 2014 we can understand why it was not done so
Thabel
Despite the recent events of Lance Armstrong, this book was a great read and he is still a true hero in my eyes amongst a group of athletes who were all doing the same thing.
Agalen
Lance Armstrong knows what it means to overcome the odds. He made it through a rough childhood. He survived testicular cancer. He's now the father of three wonderful children. He's won the world's most demanding sporting event five times in a row.
Lance now gets to savor the sweetness of his life. He's living large. He's at the top of his game professionally. The endorsements continue to roll in. His children are thriving. The Lance Armstrong Foundation just completed its first Tour of Hope Ride across America.
Armstrong's had his share of disappointments, too. Team members have left. Friendships have suffered. Even though he and his wife have separated, their personal problems haven't been splashed all over the tabloids. They've handled this crisis with class.
I loved the humor in this book. Who knew George Hincapie was such a funny man? He seems so serious on that bike. Or that Floyd Landis loves ZZTop? Or that the guys actually mooned their manager on race day? Or that they played tricks on each other? (No chain. No chain.) And what's up with that pink tape?
I watched this year's tour in utter amazement as Lance and the Big Blue USPS team met every challenge thrown at them. What a great moment it was to see that Big Blue Train win the team time trial.
My heart was in my throat during that horrific day of the individual time trial when Lance ran out of water and suffered so miserably, but still came in second. What a triumph of the spirit that was!
I screamed when Beloki went down and Lance went across that field. Who but a boy that grew up riding in the fields around Plano, Texas, could have made a move like that and kept himself upright through that pasture?
I cried when Lance and Iban Mayo went down on Luz Ardiden. I shouted when he got up. I pumped my fists in the air when he passed the pack and screamed up to the finish line. I wept when he survived the rainy road to Nance. I cheered when he rode into Paris and took his place in that elite group of 5-time winners.
I relived every moment when I read the last chapter of EVERY SECOND COUNTS.
I'm not sure how she does it, but Sally Jenkins is able to get Armstrong's thoughts and stories down on paper in a way few co-writers have ever done, especially in a book about sports.
Even if you're not a fan of cycling, this book is a good read and will inspire you to do your best at everything you try because "every second counts."
Godspeed, Lance. We'll be cheering you on in 2004 -- and in everything you do.
Every Second Counts ebook
Author:
Lance Armstrong
Category:
Diseases & Physical Ailments
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EPUB size:
1731 kb
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Publisher:
Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition (June 1, 2004)
Pages:
256 pages
Rating:
4.3
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