Picabo: Nothing to Hide

Picabo

Summary:

The compelling story of America's most loved Olympic champion.  "Since winning an Olympic silver medal in 1994, Street has been the most interesting personality in a sport desperately lacking for charisma. The story she tells is an entertaining portrait of her eccentricities, insecurities, mindboggling crashes, and triumphs."--Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune

"Nothing to Hide "offers an interesting insight into the world of big-time ski racing."--John Meyer, Denver Post

"Once you read Street's new autobiography, you understand how she did it . . . even a fraction of her life would make for an interesting story."--David King, San Antonio Express-News

"Picabo: Nothing to Hide" is powerful, honest autobiography. Picabo Street shares her coming-of-age experience, revealing how adversity shaped a rebellious tomboy into a champion athlete and compassionate woman, in harmony with her family and at peace with her fear of failure.  (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Review:

Growing up Picabo Street was my hero.  She was a strong, dominant female athlete in what was still a traditionally male-dominated sport.  This may make me biased, but I believe anyone who is a ski racing fan would find this biography fascinating.  It shows the inner workings of the ski culture and how much Picabo had to work through to find success.  

I have read this book about three times and each time I still find it fresh and interesting.  It is a great story of perseverance and ultimately, triumph.  I'd highly recommend it for all sporting fans and particularly those who are fans of winter sports.

Rating: 5 stars!

Who should read it? All ski racing fans, winter Olympic fans and sports fans.