Brave enough / Jessie Diggins ; with Todd Smith.

By: Diggins, Jessie, 1991- [author.]Contributor(s): Smith, Todd, 1972- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2020]Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1452961999; 9781452962009; 1452962006; 9781452961996Subject(s): Diggins, Jessie, 1991- | Skiers -- United States -- Biography | Cross-country skiing -- United States | Olympic athletes -- United States -- Biography | Cross-country skiing | Olympic athletes | Skiers | United States | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / SportsGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Biographies. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Brave EnoughDDC classification: 796.93092 | B LOC classification: GV854.2.D54 | A3 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Snow Baby -- Wild Child -- Super Speed -- Thunder Bay -- The Stillwater Way -- Pain Cave -- The Great Balancing Act -- To Ski or Not to Ski -- Slow Spiral -- The Emily Program -- Never Alone -- Blood, Sweat, and Tears -- The National Team -- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles -- From Sochi, with Love -- Give It All You Got -- Because 96 Isn't 100 -- Know When to Fold 'Em -- Pyeong Chang -- Brave Hearts -- Let's Go Get It -- One Team -- Here Be Dragons -- Coming Home; or, The Week I Masqueraded As a Rock Star.
Summary: "In her new memoir Brave Enough, 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins shares her story for the first time. The core of Brave Enough traces her amazing journey from the heartland of the United States into the history books of sports. The memoir details her childhood in Afton, Minnesota (an idyllic small town nestled in a virtual snow globe), her meteoric rise as an elite youth athlete (she turned pro straight out of high school), and her dazzling athletic achievements on the world stage (she is a four time World Championship medalist and one of the most decorated women's winter athletes of all time). She also addresses important, personal issues like the importance of girls participation in sports. Diggins is also one of the most outspoken athletes that is stepping up to bring awareness to global climate change. Diggins also shares at length, for the first time, about her personal struggle with a serious eating disorder that nearly killed her"-- Provided by publisher.
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Snow Baby -- Wild Child -- Super Speed -- Thunder Bay -- The Stillwater Way -- Pain Cave -- The Great Balancing Act -- To Ski or Not to Ski -- Slow Spiral -- The Emily Program -- Never Alone -- Blood, Sweat, and Tears -- The National Team -- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles -- From Sochi, with Love -- Give It All You Got -- Because 96 Isn't 100 -- Know When to Fold 'Em -- Pyeong Chang -- Brave Hearts -- Let's Go Get It -- One Team -- Here Be Dragons -- Coming Home; or, The Week I Masqueraded As a Rock Star.

"In her new memoir Brave Enough, 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins shares her story for the first time. The core of Brave Enough traces her amazing journey from the heartland of the United States into the history books of sports. The memoir details her childhood in Afton, Minnesota (an idyllic small town nestled in a virtual snow globe), her meteoric rise as an elite youth athlete (she turned pro straight out of high school), and her dazzling athletic achievements on the world stage (she is a four time World Championship medalist and one of the most decorated women's winter athletes of all time). She also addresses important, personal issues like the importance of girls participation in sports. Diggins is also one of the most outspoken athletes that is stepping up to bring awareness to global climate change. Diggins also shares at length, for the first time, about her personal struggle with a serious eating disorder that nearly killed her"-- Provided by publisher.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Jessie Diggins was raised in Afton, Minnesota, and became a professional skier at the age of nineteen. A two-time Olympian and four-time World Championship medalist, she is the most decorated U.S. cross-country athlete in World Championship history. She and teammate Kikkan Randall became the first Olympic Gold medalists in U.S. cross country history in the 2018 PyeongChang team sprint. She resides at least part time in Stratton, Vermont, where she is a member of the Stratton Mountain School T2 elite team.

Todd Smith is author of Hockey Strong . His sportswriting has contributed to Minnesota Hockey, USA Hockey, and the Minnesota Wild on the NHL Network. His work has been published in The Rake Magazine , Minnesota Monthly , and Twin Cities METRO Magazine , and he has been a commentator on Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current and WCCO Radio.

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