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A skating life

Author: Dorothy Hamill; Deborah Amelon
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The dazzling smile, the signature haircut, the staple spin. Dorothy Hamill grew up on the ice, working toward the dream she was to accomplish by age nineteen: Olympic gold in figure skating. But life was not the picture of perfection it appeared to be. Dorothy faced a painful inner struggle--though she did not know about the depression that ran in her family until much later in life. Weeks and months away from home  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hamill, Dorothy.
Skating life.
(DLC) 2008275355
(OCoLC)237048135
Named Person: Dorothy Hamill; Dorothy Hamill; Dorothy Hamill
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Hamill; Deborah Amelon
ISBN: 9780316408226 0316408220 9781401389734 1401389732 9781401389741 1401389740
OCLC Number: 882105089
Description: 1 online resource (x, 238 pages) : illustrations
Contents: How to breed an Olympic champion--maybe? --
The Lake Placid years --
Bright lights, big city girl --
Go west, young skater --
This way to the Olympics --
Hollywood, here I come --
The high price of gold --
Love on the run --
Good-bye, Dean --
Family life--finally --
Escapades --
Divorce, Dorothy style --
The racehorse back at the starting gate --
Golden snowflakes.
Responsibility: Dorothy Hamill with Deborah Amelon.
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The dazzling smile, the signature haircut, the staple spin. Dorothy Hamill grew up on the ice, working toward the dream she was to accomplish by age nineteen: Olympic gold in figure skating. But life was not the picture of perfection it appeared to be. Dorothy faced a painful inner struggle--though she did not know about the depression that ran in her family until much later in life. Weeks and months away from home to train and compete took a difficult toll, yet little reprieve could be found in her tumultuous and fragile relationship with her parents. She went on to skate with the Ice Capades and to marry the man of her dreams, Dean Paul Martin, only to have the partnership end in heartache. A second failed marriage tested Dorothy's trust yet again, but she found strength in what she did have--her daughter Alexandra, and her skating.--From publisher description.

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