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Zero tollerance : an intimate memoir by the man who revolutionized figure skating

Author: Toller Cranston; Martha Lowder Kimball
Publisher: Toronto : M & S, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Toller Cranston is: six-time Canadian figure-skating champion, celebrity, costume designer, artist extraordinaire, broadcaster, choreographer of skating routines, raconteur, bon vivant, coach, world traveller, art collector, legend, and enigma. In 1976 he won Olympic bronze (so why did it feel like defeat?). This book tells the story of his life after those fateful games at Innsbruck.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Toller Cranston; Toller Cranston; Toller Cranston; Toller Cranston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toller Cranston; Martha Lowder Kimball
ISBN: 0771023340 9780771023347 0771023359 9780771023354
OCLC Number: 37196136
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The genesis of a legend --
1. The declining Canadian champion --
2. The descent into fantasy --
3. The Viennese waltz --
4. Berlin --
5. Le patineur du siècle --
6. Tokyo --
7. Beijing --
8. Ice --
9. In the land of the mamba --
10. Upstaging Joan Collins --
11. Vignettes --
12. The electric chair --
13. Reaching for dry land --
14. Trial and error --
15. Lessons learned --
16. The great unknown --
17. Three funerals --
Epilogue: Lausanne.
Other Titles: Zero tolerance
Responsibility: Toller Cranston with Martha Lowder Kimball.
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Toller Cranston is: six-time Canadian figure-skating champion, celebrity, costume designer, artist extraordinaire, broadcaster, choreographer of skating routines, raconteur, bon vivant, coach, world traveller, art collector, legend, and enigma. In 1976 he won Olympic bronze (so why did it feel like defeat?). This book tells the story of his life after those fateful games at Innsbruck.

The rise and fall of Toller's first professional ice show is described in soul-searing detail. His subsequent triumphant tour of Europe as the Skater of the Century is recounted, in contrast, with wicked humour. There are vignettes here of his encounters with the rich and famous from Leonard Bernstein to Pierre Cardin and of his life among Europe's aristocrats and bohemians. Toller has experienced the high life and the low. He has stayed in the most luxurious hotels, held court in palatial houses, sought seclusion in beautiful estates. But the hard times have taken their toll.

In the early 1990s a combination of circumstances, including a disastrous professional association with out-of-control American skater Christopher Bowman and a lawsuit that dragged on for years (ending in complete victory for Toller), led to a personal crisis from which recovery came slowly. But even in the blackest hours, Toller's humour and creative powers never deserted him.

This generously illustrated book is an extraordinary self-portrait written by a uniquely gifted individual. Toller's wit, insight, and delicious way with words will entertain and astound readers whether they are skating fans or not.

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