Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong

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The four-time Tour de France winner and number 1 New York Times bestselling author returns with an inspirational account of his recent personal and professional victories—and some failures—and an intimate glimpse into how almost dying taught him to really live.

Since the release of his megabestseller, It’s Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong has enjoyed a new series of thrilling rides, from the birth of his twin daughters, to an astounding succession of Tour de France triumphs, to being chosen as Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2002. Continuing the inspiring story begun in his first book, Every Second Counts captures the mind-set of a man who has beaten incredible odds and considers each day an opportunity for excellence.

Armstrong’s previous book recounted his journey from a grim diagnosis of testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs and brain, to a stunning recovery that culminated in his winning the 1999 Tour de France—the ultimate evidence that he had also won a daunting battle with death.

His new book addresses the equally daunting challenge of living in the aftermath of this experience and making the most of every breath of life. Armstrong candidly discusses his prickly relationship with the French and the ultimately disproved accusations of doping within his Tour de France team, and he writes about his recent achievements, including celebrating five years of cancer survival and how he restored a magnificent chapel in his beloved Spain.

A fresh perspective on the spirit of survivors everywhere, Every Second Counts will invigorate and enthrall Armstrong’s millions of admirers.


About Lance Armstrong

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Champion cyclist LANCE ARMSTRONG continues to make winning the Tour de France his annual cycling goal. He also oversees the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists cancer patients around the world with managing and surviving the disease. He lives in Austin, Texas. Sally Jenkins is a columnist for the Washington Post. In 2002 she won the Associated Press's Columnist of the Year Award. She has cowritten many bestselling sports books, including It's Not About the Bike and, with Pat Summitt, Reach for the Summit (Broadway Books).
Published October 7, 2003 by Broadway. 246 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Sports & Outdoors, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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But his strong message of hope shines through—this often moving, energetic story offers enough bike lore to satisfy racing aficionados, while still accessible for the reader who's more interested in Armstrong's inspirational approach to life.

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Few of Armstrong's readers will ever compete in the Tour de France (though cyclists will relish Armstrong's detailed recounting of his 2000-2003 tour victories), but all will relate to his discussions of loss and disappointment in his personal and professional life since 1999.

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instead, the suit argues, they were full of false advertising, misrepresentation, fraud and deceit.

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Users of Manly Library in Sydney, Australia were greeted by a sign saying that all books by Lance Armstrong — who recently admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his seven Tour de France victories — would no longer be found in the non-fiction section of the library, but would be mov...

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Nashville Public Library

This is an excellent book to read prior to Armstrong’s attempt at a record six straight Tour de France victories in 2004.

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