All the Sundays Yet to Come by Kathryn Bertine
A Skater's Journey

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Anyone who has known-or been-a little girl dreaming of becoming a skater, ballerina, or professional athlete will love this comic, heartfelt memoir about what happens after those dreams come true. After years of intensive training, Bertine finally becomes a professional figure skater-and finds herself traveling through South America with 'Hollywood on Ice,' a portable ice rink and an international cast of odd characters in tow. At show time, the costume trailer is transformed into a bizarre half-Disney, half-Penthouse maelstrom of activity as the skaters apply false eyelashes the size of caterpillars and wriggle into ever more revealing costumes-from The Little Mermaid to Flashdance. Some performers dress as farm animals and others are the real thing: an actual cow, duck, and chicken take the ice in their very own skates. But the real show-stopper is the Michael Jackson number, starring a blond, middle-aged Canadian whose beer belly barely fits into his flashy spandex costume. When Bertine realizes that going pro means betraying all her athletic ideals, she plots a daring escape straight out of Mission Impossible-breaking into a safe to steal back her passport between the Barbie scene and the Flintstones on Ice number! A vivid and entertaining account of the darker side of showbiz, ALL THE SUNDAYS YET TO COME is also a poignant and utterly winning story of a female athlete's spirit and perseverance.

About Kathryn Bertine

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An elite triathlete and a former professional figure skater, Kathryn Bertine is the author of All the Sundays Yet to Come: A Skater's Journey. She graduated from Colgate University in 1997 and holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Arizona. Her essays have appeared in numerous publications, including ESPN The Magazine, US Weekly, Her Sports+Fitness, and Inside Triathlon. She currently lives and trains in Boulder, Colorado, and Tucson, Arizona.
Published November 1, 2003 by Little, Brown and Company. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Determined to be a professional skater at any cost, she joined lesser ice shows, first Holiday on Ice, where she performed in Europe dressed in animal costumes, and then Hollywood on Ice, where she traveled to remote South American villages in a circus-style caravan, sleeping in shabby hotels and...

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Bertine's dedication to figure skating is frightening to behold, her can-do vigor so wonderfully type A that it's hard to believe she never reached an Olympic ice rink.

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In this excellent, entertaining and well-written memoir, Kathryn Bertine recounts her career as a figure skater, what it did to her, how she reconciled her passion for the sport with the things she did to keep skating.

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This is the autobiography of professional skater, Kathryn Bertine.

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