Chalked Up (Updated Edition) by Jennifer Sey audiobook

Chalked Up (Updated Edition): My Life in Elite Gymnastics

By Jennifer Sey

Blackstone Publishing 9780061351471
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Updated with a new introduction from the author addressing the last decade Fanciful dreams of becoming the next Nadia Comaneci led Jennifer Sey to become a gymnast at the age of six. Her early success propelled her family to sacrifice everything to help her become, by age eleven, one of America’s elite. But as she set her sights higher and higher, Jennifer began to change, setting her needs, her health, and her well-being aside in the name of winning. And the adults in her life refused to notice her downward spiral. Now, Sey reveals the tarnish beneath her gold medals in this powerful portrait of intensity and drive, eating disorders and stage parents, abusive coaches and manipulative businessmen. Chalked Up is the story of a young girl whose dreams would become subsumed by the adults around her.

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Updated with a new introduction from the author addressing the last decade

Fanciful dreams of becoming the next Nadia Comaneci led Jennifer Sey to become a gymnast at the age of six. Her early success propelled her family to sacrifice everything to help her become, by age eleven, one of America’s elite. But as she set her sights higher and higher, Jennifer began to change, setting her needs, her health, and her well-being aside in the name of winning. And the adults in her life refused to notice her downward spiral.

Now, Sey reveals the tarnish beneath her gold medals in this powerful portrait of intensity and drive, eating disorders and stage parents, abusive coaches and manipulative businessmen.

Chalked Up is the story of a young girl whose dreams would become subsumed by the adults around her.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A remarkably candid, unblinking portrait of what it truly takes to become a champion…that may forever alter the way you watch sports.” Jake Tapper, award–winning journalist and television host
“Twelve years after publication, Sey’s personal story is as powerful an indictment—and as furious a warning as anything you’ll read in sports.” Joan Ryan, author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
“A cautionary tale for children, parents, and gymnastics coaches alike…A book that will scare the hell out of many an aspiring gymnast…[and] makes the book so crucial for stage mothers, malleable preteens, and obsessive teenagers.” Kirkus Reviews
“Sey’s memoir has sent shock waves through the tightly knit world of top athletes, sparking controversy…She hopes her book might serve as both a wake-up call to a sport that she says she still loves and a lesson to parents whose children enter the world of top athletics.” The Observer (London)
“Sey writes with vivid, clear-eyed candor…Young athletes and their parents would appreciate Sey’s book.” Library Journal
“It’s a fascinating and disturbing book…[a] literate and painfully honest sports autobiography.” Booklist
“A cautionary tale to not just athletes, parents, coaches, and judges but to fans of gymnastics…Intense, gripping, and powerful.” Kathryn Bertine, former figure skater and triathlete
“I am grateful to Jennifer Sey for sharing such an honest account of her experiences as an elite gymnast. She has eloquently and fairly exposed a dark side to our sport that parents have long needed to be made aware of.” Dominique Moceanu, Olympic Gold Medal–winning gymnast

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Author Bio: Jennifer Sey

Author Bio: Jennifer Sey

Jennifer Sey is the 1986 national gymnastics champion and a seven-time member of the US national gymnastics team. She is a graduate of Stanford University.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English