Sunday, May 25, 2008

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

"You Never Quit" keeps saying Lance Armstrong more than a few times in his autobiography. Undoubtedly, his is one of the most inspiring and poignant autobiographies I have read in the recent times. Not because of the lamentable chronicle that he was diagnosed with cancer and just had a meagre 3 percentage of survival chances. Or not because of how he fought the disease with the attitude of a sportsman, dealing with it head-on than succumbing. Or not even because of how he went on to win Tour De France a mind-blowing seven consecutive times after the cure. Its just the simple way he has delineated the most challenging fight any human can endure. And he has done this in a not-so-heroic-fashion, but in a lucid practical manner, as he went thru the ordeals and successes in his life!

Simply an awesome read! Kabali is impressed!

9 comments:

Narayanan said...

definitely yes .... I remember one of his talks in the ESPN ... he sounded his come back with natural ease .... many people did acknowldge his feat .. but very few knew his ordeal to come back ...
if possible kabali can read thro ' tough times never last ; tough people do.' by dr. robert schuller ....

Preeti said...

Yes, yes, im gonna read :D

Kuzhambi said...

I read it a year back...was an awesome read...atleast someone had the courage to write it as it is rather than glorifying it like a film

Priya Iyer said...

need to check this one out...

Absconding said...

:D I read it a while ago. It was definitely awesome as well!! Absolutely inspiring..kinda taught me quite a few life lessons! Amazing how much a man can endure.. and how strong he can come out of it!! Motivational and inspirational!

Gayatri said...

added to my every growing, to be read list

Prashanth said...

Appo enna book padikka solreenghalaa? Deivamae...

Deepa said...

I agree. He is awesome and so is the book!!

Sabari said...

i liked this post...without going through the book..i got the outline of the book :) :) :) ....that too the way in which it was expressed was gud