Boy was that an easy / fast read! I liked it better than Inside Edge.
It was fun to read this book especially with the Olympics coming up next season. It just "gets me in the mood" for all the pre-Oly hype and speculation. And of course is a great reminder (like we need one!!) that ANYTHING can happen.
Of course the Tara / Michelle outcome is what has mainly stayed in my brain since 1998, but it was great to be reminded of Moskvina's top pairs. I'm just amazed by a coach who can coach two medal contenders and put them on the ice without anyone killing anyone. Not sure that would be possible for a coach and two top elite contenders in the US. I'm just really impressed by all involved.
Of course the Lipinski family saga added drama. What I found more interesting was the way Michelle was working in those days with Frank and Lori in what sounds like such a close knit fashion - making sure the music and choreography were just so. I wish I had MK's programs from '98 Nationals on tape. (maybe I'll go hunting on the net!) I know I saw it on TV, but it seems like that was forever ago.
I also enjoyed re-visiting Weiss's "coming of age" years. What ever happend to Scott Davis? Is he still involved with figure skating?
Anyway, just wanted to share some thoughts in case anyone else has read this (or is thinking about reading it) and would care to comment.
Anyone have an opinion about how factual this book is on all the personal fronts that are discussed and quoted?