Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: Johnny Weir to author book

  1. #1
    Custom Title heyang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    3,201

    Johnny Weir to author book

    [url]http://shelf-life.ew.com/2010/04/19/olympian-johnny-weir-to-pen-book/[/url]

  2. #2
    On the Ice
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    34
    If Johnny's writing it, I'm buying it. I'm looking forward to reading about more drama and scandal behind the scenes. It'll keep me busy during the off-seasons.

  3. #3
    Keeper of the Kweens OGM. MK's Winter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    719
    This book will be an awesome behind the scenes! I can't wait

  4. #4
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5
    A while ago, shortly after the Olympics and even at Worlds time, Johnny Weir stated that he was planning to continue competitive skating. He wanted to win medals, Johnny stated, so he would completely rework himself and his skating. To me, it sounded like he was planning to adhere more to the rules of COP judging, or even perhaps to fortry a different kind of style of skating from what he had done during the majority of his skating career.

    Now he is planning to write a book about his life and figure skating; some say that it will be a "tell-all" with plenty of "dirt" about fellow skaters and skating politics, including the USFSA. Do any of you GoldenSkaters or other skating forum fans think that this book may be closing the curtain on Johnny's competitive career?

  5. #5
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,560
    Quote Originally Posted by stage View Post
    Do any of you GoldenSkaters or other skating forum fans think that this book may be closing the curtain on Johnny's competitive career?
    I believe so. I don't think Johnny really has the intention of coming back next season.

  6. #6
    and... World Peace! Tonichelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Kenai, AK
    Posts
    18,662
    I honestly don't think Johnny ever truly desired to come back next season. If he does this tell all book he's going to shoot himself in teh foot several times over (and then play poor poor pitiful me, no doubt).

    he better start work on his own show now, because he's going to be completely unhirable if he doesn't start using common sense know when to keep it shut, boy!

  7. #7
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,713
    I have mixed feelings about Johnny, but I still watch his reality show and probably will buy his book right away. I just hope his tone will be completely honest and not at all defensive.

  8. #8
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,055
    usa today had a small write up in the entertainment section about book--to me it sounds like another figure skating book--no tell all-all other skaters had antedotes in theirs-their own fashion idea and own views-to me sounds like exactly the same as the others
    from johnny perspective--which isnt new if you have been paying attention to what he has been saying the years since he won his first natonals .

  9. #9
    Custom Title Jhar55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Paducah, KY
    Posts
    1,285
    I'd buy it just to see what's in it..

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    mass
    Posts
    413
    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I honestly don't think Johnny ever truly desired to come back next season. If he does this tell all book he's going to shoot himself in teh foot several times over (and then play poor poor pitiful me, no doubt).

    he better start work on his own show now, because he's going to be completely unhirable if he doesn't start using common sense know when to keep it shut, boy!
    SOI is all there is here and they never hired him. People want to see him skate. I think that Scott etc have their reasons but I think Johnny is angry and I believe he sees this as a way to prolong his fame which is limited. i don't think he will dish much dirt. He's too smart for that. He wants a career as a pro. I wish people at SOI would at least give him a few shows to see how he fits in.

  11. #11
    Dedicated follower of the black line Wicked's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    On the shores of the Chesapeake Bay
    Posts
    882
    I just hope that if Johnny dishes dirt, he dishes it on himself as well as others.

  12. #12
    and... World Peace! Tonichelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Kenai, AK
    Posts
    18,662
    Quote Originally Posted by Bijoux View Post
    SOI is all there is here and they never hired him. People want to see him skate. I think that Scott etc have their reasons but I think Johnny is angry and I believe he sees this as a way to prolong his fame which is limited. i don't think he will dish much dirt. He's too smart for that. He wants a career as a pro. I wish people at SOI would at least give him a few shows to see how he fits in.
    and in the 80s Ice Capades was all there was for Scott Hamilton. He had enough 'star power' that he fought to get his own tour started. SOI has done pretty well from meager five show beginnings, even with the cut backs in the last few seasons.

    Johnny doesn't need the Olympic title to do the same thing. He's very recognizable. If he or anyone else is using SOI as an excuse not to have a career then that's just sad. It's not Hamilton's or anyone else's job to give Johnny a spot on a tour. If the tour won't fit Johnny he should take it upon himself to make one that fits him. IF that's what he wants to do. I don't think he has the desire or commitment.

  13. #13
    Dreaming and dancing Bennett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Watching the sunset
    Posts
    2,793
    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    and in the 80s Ice Capades was all there was for Scott Hamilton. He had enough 'star power' that he fought to get his own tour started. SOI has done pretty well from meager five show beginnings, even with the cut backs in the last few seasons.

    Johnny doesn't need the Olympic title to do the same thing. He's very recognizable. If he or anyone else is using SOI as an excuse not to have a career then that's just sad. It's not Hamilton's or anyone else's job to give Johnny a spot on a tour. If the tour won't fit Johnny he should take it upon himself to make one that fits him. IF that's what he wants to do. I don't think he has the desire or commitment.
    As I said in another thread, I would love to see him pair up with Yuna! Yuna has the funding, but would need local collaborators who have the name in the US if she ever wants to do her own shows in the US. Yet, there's a rumor about her agency that may prevent her from collaborating many other skaters. So it'll be a win-win scenario! I am aware that there are multiple "if's" in this scenario. But just a fun thought.

  14. #14
    Dedicated follower of the black line Wicked's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    On the shores of the Chesapeake Bay
    Posts
    882
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    As I said in another thread, I would love to see him pair up with Yuna!
    YES!!!

  15. #15
    Medalist
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    76
    If Johnny's writting, I'm buying it!! I can't wait to read it.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •