DOMINIQUE MOCEANU OFF BALANCE PDF

At fourteen years old, Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the U. Her pixie-like appearance, passion for the sport, and ferocious competitive drive quickly earned her the status of media darling. But behind the fame, the flawless floor routines, and the million-dollar smile, her life was a series of challenges and hardships. Here, Moceanu finally shares the haunting stories of competition, her years of hiding injuries and pain out of fear of retribution from her coaches, and how she hit rock bottom after being publicly scorned by her father.

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Moceanu bad mouthed her former coaches. This is not what the book is primarily about. It is her memoir. It shows you a window into her life through her eyes. She discovered a sister she never had, and while this seems to be the primary focus she does give you a glimpse into her world.

Her trials and tribulations and she appears to be very honest, although she really only touches on it briefly about how illy she might have This book has gotten some negative press recently due to the fact that Ms. Her trials and tribulations and she appears to be very honest, although she really only touches on it briefly about how illy she might have handled some of the pressure of growing up.

She does bring attention to the fact that the sport has changed. As a former completive gymnast myself seeing how much control one family has over the sport saddens me. It no longer appears to be completive but who is their favorite that get to move on. Again this is only a small aspect of her book but since I have not been in the world of competitive gymnastics in a good 13 years or so it is eye opening.

She is bringing attention to it in hopes to change it. After all the U. I did enjoy seeing her almost bear herself in this book. It defiantly gives you a inside look into the girl she was and how she became the woman she is today. It was well written and I enjoyed it very much. Dominique Moceanu wins gold at the Olympics after years of intense training at the hands of the same pair who coached Nadia Comaneci to her perfect scores. Most of the book describes the mind games that go on as the coaches force Dominique to push herself beyond the point of pain.

Every few chapters, the more interesting story for me is told about how Dominique discovers as an adult, about to give birth to her own daughter, that she has a Yes, truth is often much stranger than fiction.

Every few chapters, the more interesting story for me is told about how Dominique discovers as an adult, about to give birth to her own daughter, that she has a younger sister, Jennifer, who was given up for adoption at birth.

Born with no legs, Jennifer was considered "too much of a burden" for struggling Romanian immigrants to raise.

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But behind the broad smile and shining medals she hid heartache and pain inflicted by some of the people she trusted the most. Both had been athletes and had high hopes for their first child. I think it chose me in a lot of ways," she said. Read an excerpt of "Off Balance" here. At just years-old, Dominique won the U. National Championships, beating out much more seasoned and experienced gymnasts. She breezed through the first three routines -- uneven bars, beam and a floor routine during which she performed to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" before an adoring Atlanta crowd.

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Jun 25, Bella Claybourne rated it really liked it This book has gotten some negative press recently due to the fact that Ms. Moceanu bad mouthed her former coaches. This is not what the book is primarily about. It is her memoir. It shows you a window into her life through her eyes. She discovered a sister she never had, and while this seems to be the primary focus she does give you a glimpse into her world. Her trials and tribulations and she appears to be very honest, although she really only touches on it briefly about how illy she might have This book has gotten some negative press recently due to the fact that Ms.

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