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The passionate, poignant, and triumphant story of two-time Olympic gold medala€“winning beach volleyball icon Misty May-Treanor. More than any Olympics in history, the 2008 Beijing Summer Games captured the worlda€™s imagination, and Misty May-Treanor became one of the biggest U.S. stars on the global stage. Now she shares the story of her life and remarkable athletic career. Destined for beach volleyball superstardom, having been raised on famed Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California, Misty talks about the personal and professional challenges she has faced and the life lessons she has learned in the process. From growing up with two driven, competitive, accomplished athlete parents and living in a volatile household rocked for years by their alcoholism to the heartbreaking death of her mother from cancer, Misty reveals intimate details never before publicly discussed. She tells behind-the-scenes stories about her eight-year climb to the top of beach volleyball with partners Holly McPeak and Kerri Walsh; her career-threatening injuries; her role on ABCa€™s hit television show Dancing with the Stars; and of course, her historic two Olympic gold medals and the special rewards theya€™ve brought. Offering an unprecedented glimpse into the life of a cherished celebrity sports icon and an ambassador for womena€™s athletics, Misty will touch, inspire, and empower readers everywhere.The participants played a round-robin series of matches to permit the U.S. Olympic volleyball committee to select twelve players plus six alternates. ... Dad moved back to Southern California. ... There was a ten-day camp at California State Universitya€“Northridge, as well as a four-week camp in Lake Tahoe, California.

Author: Misty May-Treanor
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2010-06-15

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