skip to content
Fast girl : don't brake until you see the face of God and other good advice from the racetrack Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Fast girl : don't brake until you see the face of God and other good advice from the racetrack

Author: Ingrid Steffensen
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Life in Ingrid Steffensen's New Jersey suburb was safe, comfortable, and predictable. A college professor, wife, and mother of a preadolescent daughter, her carefully cultivated world was comprised of the usual suspects: family, work, book clubs, yoga classes, and date nights. Then, one day--thinking she'd be a good sport and maybe learn something about what made her car-crazed husband tick--she put a helmet on her  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Steffensen, Ingrid.
Fast girl.
Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2012
(DLC) 2012012282
(OCoLC)777601963
Named Person: Ingrid Steffensen
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Steffensen
ISBN: 9781580054683 1580054684
OCLC Number: 812195379
Description: 1 online resource (261 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Finding Wonder Woman --
So you think you can drive? --
An auto biography --
Learning the line --
Embracing (in) the rain --
A day at the races --
Life is 93 percent maintenance --
The care and feeding of the speed demon --
Always wear your lacy panties and other fashion advice for the racetrack --
Yoga, the Zen of the racetrack, and the mommy mind --
High-speed chases and the pursuit --
The question of my internal apparatus --
How to make physics your bitch --
Tracking the gray wolf --
Never try to teach a pig to drive --
Bug guts on the windshield --
The best booty ever --
I am my own reality star --
W.W.C.D.D. (What would Cameron Diaz do? Or, the fossil fuel dilemma) --
Both feet in --
Mistress of my domain.
Responsibility: Ingrid Steffensen.

Abstract:

"Life in Ingrid Steffensen's New Jersey suburb was safe, comfortable, and predictable. A college professor, wife, and mother of a preadolescent daughter, her carefully cultivated world was comprised of the usual suspects: family, work, book clubs, yoga classes, and date nights. Then, one day--thinking she'd be a good sport and maybe learn something about what made her car-crazed husband tick--she put a helmet on her head, took her Mini Cooper to the racetrack, and learned how to drive it really, really fast. Soon, what began as a whim became a full-blown obsession--and a freeing journey of self-discovery. In the eventful, exhilarating year that followed her first lesson, Steffensen dove head-first into high-performance driving. In the process, she discovered the terrifying and addictive thrill of pushing her limits, learning an entirely new set of skills, and tackling danger head-on--and found that doing so liberated her in a way that she hadn't even known she needed. Fast-paced and fun, Fast Girl is the quirky, real-life chronicle of how one woman stepped outside her comfort zone, shrugged off the shackles of suburban conformity, and changed her entire perspective on life through the unlikeliest of means: racecar driving"--

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/812195379> # Fast girl : don't brake until you see the face of God and other good advice from the racetrack
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject ;
   library:oclcnum "812195379" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Place/berkeley_calif> ; # Berkeley, Calif.
   rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/1486-1/{5251936E-F066-403A-8142-FF671D742D10}Img100.jpg'" ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/823132> ; # Automobile racing
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002005297> ; # Automobile racing drivers--United States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/automobile_racing_drivers_united_states> ; # Automobile racing drivers--United States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_personal_memoirs> ; # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Personal Memoirs
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/sports_&_recreation_motor_sports> ; # SPORTS & RECREATION--Motor Sports
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Person/steffensen_ingrid> ; # Ingrid Steffensen
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/796.72092/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/automobile_racing> ; # Automobile racing
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1177340> ; # Women automobile racing drivers
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/women_automobile_racing_drivers_united_states> ; # Women automobile racing drivers--United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/823150> ; # Automobile racing drivers
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/steffensen_ingrid> ; # Steffensen, Ingrid
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2012" ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Person/steffensen_ingrid> ; # Ingrid Steffensen
   schema:datePublished "2012" ;
   schema:description ""Life in Ingrid Steffensen's New Jersey suburb was safe, comfortable, and predictable. A college professor, wife, and mother of a preadolescent daughter, her carefully cultivated world was comprised of the usual suspects: family, work, book clubs, yoga classes, and date nights. Then, one day--thinking she'd be a good sport and maybe learn something about what made her car-crazed husband tick--she put a helmet on her head, took her Mini Cooper to the racetrack, and learned how to drive it really, really fast. Soon, what began as a whim became a full-blown obsession--and a freeing journey of self-discovery. In the eventful, exhilarating year that followed her first lesson, Steffensen dove head-first into high-performance driving. In the process, she discovered the terrifying and addictive thrill of pushing her limits, learning an entirely new set of skills, and tackling danger head-on--and found that doing so liberated her in a way that she hadn't even known she needed. Fast-paced and fun, Fast Girl is the quirky, real-life chronicle of how one woman stepped outside her comfort zone, shrugged off the shackles of suburban conformity, and changed her entire perspective on life through the unlikeliest of means: racecar driving"--"@en ;
   schema:description "Finding Wonder Woman -- So you think you can drive? -- An auto biography -- Learning the line -- Embracing (in) the rain -- A day at the races -- Life is 93 percent maintenance -- The care and feeding of the speed demon -- Always wear your lacy panties and other fashion advice for the racetrack -- Yoga, the Zen of the racetrack, and the mommy mind -- High-speed chases and the pursuit -- The question of my internal apparatus -- How to make physics your bitch -- Tracking the gray wolf -- Never try to teach a pig to drive -- Bug guts on the windshield -- The best booty ever -- I am my own reality star -- W.W.C.D.D. (What would Cameron Diaz do? Or, the fossil fuel dilemma) -- Both feet in -- Mistress of my domain."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1171148598> ;
   schema:genre "Anecdotes"@en ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/777601963> ;
   schema:name "Fast girl : don't brake until you see the face of God and other good advice from the racetrack"@en ;
   schema:productID "812195379" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/812195379#PublicationEvent/berkeley_calif_seal_press_distributed_by_publishers_group_west_2012> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Agent/distributed_by_publishers_group_west> ; # Distributed by Publishers Group West
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Agent/seal_press> ; # Seal Press
   schema:url <http://rbdigital.oneclickdigital.com> ;
   schema:url <http://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/1486-1/525/193/6E/FastGirl9781580054683.epub> ;
   schema:url "http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/1486-1/{5251936E-F066-403A-8142-FF671D742D10}Img100.jpg" ;
   schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10607153> ;
   schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1032696> ;
   schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=5251936E-F066-403A-8142-FF671D742D10&.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
   schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=5251936E-F066-403A-8142-FF671D742D10> ;
   schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=686016> ;
   schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=489528> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781580054683> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/812195379> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Agent/distributed_by_publishers_group_west> # Distributed by Publishers Group West
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Distributed by Publishers Group West" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Person/steffensen_ingrid> # Ingrid Steffensen
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Steffensen" ;
   schema:givenName "Ingrid" ;
   schema:name "Ingrid Steffensen" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Place/berkeley_calif> # Berkeley, Calif.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Berkeley, Calif." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/automobile_racing_drivers_united_states> # Automobile racing drivers--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Automobile racing drivers--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_personal_memoirs> # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Personal Memoirs
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Personal Memoirs"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/sports_&_recreation_motor_sports> # SPORTS & RECREATION--Motor Sports
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "SPORTS & RECREATION--Motor Sports"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1171148598#Topic/women_automobile_racing_drivers_united_states> # Women automobile racing drivers--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85147482> ;
   schema:name "Women automobile racing drivers--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002005297> # Automobile racing drivers--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Automobile racing drivers--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1177340> # Women automobile racing drivers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Women automobile racing drivers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/823132> # Automobile racing
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Automobile racing"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/823150> # Automobile racing drivers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Automobile racing drivers"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781580054683>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1580054684" ;
   schema:isbn "9781580054683" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/777601963>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Fast girl." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/812195379> ; # Fast girl : don't brake until you see the face of God and other good advice from the racetrack
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/812195379>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/812195379> ; # Fast girl : don't brake until you see the face of God and other good advice from the racetrack
   schema:dateModified "2017-01-20" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.