Forward by Abby Wambach
A Memoir

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...Wambach credits a well-publicized DUI arrest in Portland, Oregon, this past April as a turning point, and readers will be rooting for this complicated, forthright woman. A cut above the standard sports memoir.
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"Forward is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves.  Abby shows us by example how to overcome problems and live a happier, braver life."  —Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, New York Times Bestselling author of Lean In 

“This is the best memoir I’ve read by an athlete since Andre Agassi’s Open. I could not put it down, and you will not want it to end.”  —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship. Called an inspiration and “badass” by President Obama, Abby has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world.

As she reveals in this searching memoir, Abby’s professional success often masked her inner struggle to reconcile the various parts of herself: ferocious competitor, daughter, leader, wife. With stunning candor, Abby shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester, New York, to world-class athlete. Far more than a sports memoir, Forward is gripping tale of resilience and redemption—and a reminder that heroism is, above all, about embracing life’s challenges with fearlessness and heart.

 

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Abby Wambach is an American soccer player, coach, double Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion. As a forward, she currently holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players. In May 2015, she was named by Time magazine as one of the most 100 most influential people in the world. Wambach announced her retirement in December 2015 and has subsequently become a highly sought after speaker. Author Image 1
 
Published September 13, 2016 by Dey Street Books. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Keir Graff on Sep 26 2016

...Wambach credits a well-publicized DUI arrest in Portland, Oregon, this past April as a turning point, and readers will be rooting for this complicated, forthright woman. A cut above the standard sports memoir.

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