In this candid reflection, Earnhardt opens up for the first time about: The physical and emotional struggles he faced as he fought to close out his career on his own terms His frustration with the slow recovery from multiple racing-related ...
Author: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Sports & Recreation
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s only authorized book revealing the inside track on his final year of racing and retirement from the driver’s seat. “Time was running out on my charade… My secrets were about to be exposed to the world.” It was a seemingly minor crash at Michigan International Speedway in June 2016 that ended the day early for Dale Earnhardt Jr. What he didn’t know was that it would also end his driving for the year. He’d dealt with concussions before, but concussions are like snowflakes, no two are the same. And recovery can be brutal, and lengthy. When NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired from professional stock car racing in 2017, he walked away from his career as a healthy man. But for years, he had worried that the worsening effects of multiple racing-related concussions would end not only his time on the track but his ability to live a full and happy life. Torn between a race-at-all-costs culture and the fear that something was terribly wrong, Earnhardt tried to pretend that everything was fine, but the private notes about his escalating symptoms that he kept on his phone reveal a vicious cycle: suffering injuries on Sunday, struggling through the week, then recovering in time to race again the following weekend. For the first time, he shares these notes and fully reveals the physical and emotional struggles he faced as he fought to close out his career on his own terms. In this candid reflection, Earnhardt opens up about his frustration with the slow recovery, his admiration for the woman who stood by him through it all, and his determination to share his own experience so that others don’t have to suffer in silence. Steering his way to the final checkered flag of his storied career proved to be the most challenging race and most rewarding finish of his life.
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Author: David Asa Schwartz
Category: Sports & Recreation
Modern Sports around the World focuses on the history, geography, sociology, economics, and technological advancements of 50 sports played from India to Ireland. Sports have become an international spectacle that influences nations' foreign policy, world economies, and regional morale. Hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake as governments and multinational corporations rush to make sure they have a place at the table. And yet, sports come from humble beginnings. We are fascinated by who can run the fastest, lift the most weight, jump the highest, swim the farthest, and act with the most precision. The history of sports is the history of the world. Modern Sports around the World examines 50 of the world's most popular sports. Each chapter features one sport and details that sport's origins, global migration, economic forces, media influences, political environment, pop-culture inspirations, scandalous moments, and key individuals. Sports history is a tapestry of sociological variables; Modern Sports around the World weaves them together to create a unique history book that explains not only where humanity has been, but where it might be going. Provides readers with a global historical understanding of 50 of the world's most popular sports Demonstrates the many ways sports touch all of our lives, whether through economics, pop culture and entertainment, or politics Explains the ways people of the world are connected through sports, bridging economic class and geographic location Shows how sports mirror, and sometimes instigate, social progress, including the advancement of gender, race, class, and cultural issues Gives examples of ways athletes inspire people through exceptional individual and group achievements
The Story of a Strange People William Bury Westall. رو isolation has great advantages ... But to my story . ... But if I go on at this rate I shall never finish my story , and I had perhaps better not attempt to finish it --at present .
It's all I can do to keep my fingers from slipping off the keyboard of my laptop as I conclude my story. Maybe “conclude” isn't the right word. There isn't anything conclusive about what has transpired, about what I've gone through or ...
Author: Mark Munger
Publisher: Cloquet River Press
A contemporary novel of love, addiction, and race.
Earnhardt , Dale , Jr. Racing to the Finish : My Story . With Ryan McGee . Nashville , TN : Thomas Nelson , 2018 . El - Bashir , Tarik . “ Never on Sunday , Until Now for Earnhardt . " New York Times , February 16 , 1998. https ...
Author: David Stabler
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Rev your engines and get ready for this exciting look at how Dale Earnhardt Jr. lived up to his family legacy and became one of the greatest professional stock car racing drivers in the world. No one was surpised when Dale Earnhardt Jr. began his racing career at age seventeen. His father and grandfather were professional racers, and he spent most of his childhood servicing cars at his dad's dealership. Now Dale was ready for his own turn in the driver's seat. He started out racing in the Street Stock division but would go on to win several NASCAR championships before retiring from driving fulltime in 2017. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s passion and dedication to the sport he loves is why he is considered the most popular professional driver in the world.
She explained to me that Mrs. Henry knew that many of my classmates, simply because of the circumstances of their birth, may well not finish high school and that she, (Mrs. Henry), wanted the kids to be able to remember that they did ...
Author: Lauren Joichin Nile
Category: Social Science
Lauren Joichin Nile introduces what she believes is humanity’s racial bottom line with a compelling account of her personal experiences growing up in 1950’s and 60’s segregated New Orleans. In so doing, she posits what she believes is humanity’s universal racial story. Lauren explains how starting out from Southern Africa, fully formed human beings, over thousands of years, walked out of Africa, populated the entire rest of Planet Earth, and over 2,000 generations, physically adapted to their new environments, gradually taking on the appearance of the many races of modern-day humanity, making all of us literally one, biologically-related human family. She then provides an abbreviated account of some of the most significant events of humanity’s racial history and an explanation of how that history has affected the American racial present. She also analyzes a number of controversial topics, including whether there are truly superior and inferior races. Finally, Lauren shares what she believes are the specific actions that humanity must take in order to heal from our wretched racial past, realize that across the planet, we all truly can love one another and as a species, walk into a wiser, more empathetic, compassionate human future. Lauren Joichin Nile is an author, keynote speaker, trainer and licensed attorney who specializes in assisting organizations in increasing their emotional intelligence, compassion, and productivity. The goal of her work with organizations is to help create environments in which understanding and kindness are valued and as a result, every person is equally welcomed and uniformly appreciated irrespective of all demographic differences. The goal of Lauren’s speaking and training in the greater society, is to help the human species grow in both wisdom and compassion.
He's not watching for our toes to cross the finish line first. His desire for us is that we experience the race. I've rewritten the end of my story: “I grasp the baton and start racing toward the finish line. I'm thoroughly enjoying the ...
Author: Gail Porter
Publisher: Redemption Press
Will the Real Person Please Stand Up offers much-needed hope to those who long to be set free from the fear of rejection and become their authentic selves. Through stories of real people and input from those in the medical field, it addresses the strongholds that keeps many of us in bondage. This life-changing book walks you through the process of identifying and acknowledging what holds you captive so you can live in freedom rather than in fear.
Now allow me to finish my story. When the beastmen came into being, the races finally found a common enemy and banded together to fight them. Beastmen wanted nothing but destruction, and they had to be put to a stop. The four races came ...
Author: Galen Bruce
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
There is something wrong with the world. Life and death depend on a delicate balance of the elements within nature. When these elements fall out of balance, the world will pay the price. The element of FIRE gives warmth and safety. The element of WATER gives life. The element of EARTH gives protection, shelter, and food. The element of WIND spreads seeds for crops and controls the climate. All of these are bound to the elements of the heavens LIGHT and DARK. When the balance is altered, then the elements will turn against mankind. For the elements that provide can also be formidable. Fires will spread and destroy all in its path. Floods will wash away homes and crops. Quakes will swallow and destroy settlements. Tornadoes will lash out, and hurricanes will tear through everything. This is the world we live in. If the balance is not restored, there will be no more life to speak of. Two brothers come of age and seek to take the Trial of Ascension. Many in their village have tried, and all have failed. These two brothers are different. Destiny has chosen these two to be the champions of balance.
“We wrote a story and drew pictures and read a book and I finished everything and got a gold star”. ... about the race, true Sadie and her friends did have a race but Sadie had not even finished, as she had been distracted by her 'Lenny ...
Author: R. W. Taylor
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sadie may seem like any other little girl, but like any other little girl, Sadie is absolutely individual, and along with her little puppy, Winnie, by her side – her curiosity quite rightly gets the better of her as she explores and experiences the world around her. In her own individual style she will take you on a journey through 35 of her very own stories. Like every little girl should, Sadie doesn’t quite understand the strange idea of becoming ‘a grown-up’, she has much better things to enjoy – just as you will too when you join Sadie and her never-ending curiosity.
Mum never came to the racing — it was a boys' day out. Yes, there was competition out on the grass, but, to be honest, I just liked driving and having fun. Even as a kid, I must have had a competitive fire in my wee belly though.
Author: Hayden Paddon
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Hayden Paddon was just a boy growing up in Geraldine – in love with racing and dreaming big. Starting with nothing, and wholly determined to beat the odds, he set out on a remarkable 20-year pathway to the World Rally Championship, where he footed it with the best rally drivers on the planet. But it didn’t come easy. In Driven, Paddon details the many highs and lows along the road to the top. He opens up about his struggles with bullying, depression and loss as a young man, and goes on public record for the first time about the 2017 accident in which a spectator was killed and his controversial dismissing from the Hyundai Motorsport team in 2018. It’s the real account from Paddon himself, in his own words, as he sets the record straight about his dramatic life on and off the road. Driven is captivating, complex and inspirational – a mile-a-minute biography that celebrates self-belief, hard work, and turning dreams into a reality.