Friday, June 5, 2009

It's not about the bike - Lance Armstrong

Well, what if one day you get up in the morning and you don't feel that good so you visit your neighborhood doctor, only to be told that you have a deadly disease called cancer and the chances of your survival is very bleak. The whole world becomes topsy-turvy, Almost all of life's priorities undergoes a drastic change.
This book is an Auto biography by the famous cyclist Lance Armstrong that talks about his initial days as a cyclist, his fight against the deadly cancer and then finally his journey back to life and what a comeback he has had by winning 7 tour-de-france races. The writing style is a bit brash hence in the beginning I failed to connect with the writer, but again the story is something that will make you think about how fickle life or fate can be. The book also gives some insight into the world of cycling. All in all a very good read.