SOCCER LOVERS BOOK REVIEW: Abby’ Wambach’s FORWARD My Story for Young Readers
Authentic – Real – Inspirational.
Special for Young Readers – Abby Wambach’s FORWARD My Story brings the reader into the world class and exciting world of a soccer superstar. An unusual and very real chance to discover the truth about one of our most celebrated world-class Olympic Gold medalists.
“I have scored more professional goals than anyone else in the history of the game — 184 to be exact,” is how Abby Wambach opens her new book.
A tomboy from the very beginning — Abby Wambach was raised in the world of competition. Combined with a real desire to make her mom proud, everything in Abby’s life was a contest …. and her new book recounts her tales of accomplishments and struggles.
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As reported by her publisher, “In this edition of Forward that’s been adapted for young readers, Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, losses, and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world class athlete and leader she is today.”
Fearless and passionate, Abby Wambach is a role model for today’s youth platers and a strong, outspoken advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity. Known for pushing the limits on and off the soccer field, Abby is now the most famous retired professional woman soccer player on the the planet.
This book is a great insight into the woman who has become a heavily requested speaker to a wide a range of audiences, from college students to executives at Fortune 500 companies. From insights on what went wrong in her marriage to the joys of winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup — this book explores what it is like to be in the public spotlight as well as what it feels like to be alone in endless hotels.
You have to be willing to give up everything….You’ve got to risk everything — you got to risk being completely devastated if you don’t achieve it — this takes bravery most people lack.
In Abby’s adult version of her memoir, FORWARD, the reader is invited along as a silent companion through the incredible highs and lows of her career and personal life. In the My Story version for young readers, younger fans can benefit from the same tenacity and vision without the vivid details as Abby reveals her scars of the past and her aspirations for the future.
“Sometimes being in search of something greater doesn’t mean it’s always out there.”
“Forward is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves.” —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.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
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