On the right track : from Olympic downfall to finding forgiveness and the strength to overcome and succeed
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|Crookston Public Library||921 JON (Text)||33500011272010||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1451610823
- ISBN: 9781451610826
ix, 213 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st Howard Books hardcover ed.
- Publisher: New York : Howard Books, 2010.
|General Note:||"Reading group guide online"--Jacket.|
|Summary, etc.:||Retells the famed runner's tarnished record after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs, and describes how her resilience and faith helped her recover from her loss and her subsequent imprisonment.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 November #1
It's easy to be cynical about a mea culpa from an athlete who now admits she took performance-enhancing drugs. The drugs contributed to the five medals Jones won at the 2000 Summer Olympics. After her triumph, Jones lied to federal agents investigating the use of illegal PEDs and her knowledge of a check-fraud scheme. Jail time followed. She was stripped of her medals. The money spigot (from commercials and appearance fees) was turned off. Her athletic career was gone. Jones isn't the first to write a book to explain her actions and document her sorrowâand, perhaps, to get herself back in the public eye. Setting aside cynicism and accepting her at her word, however, Jones hopes the book will be a cautionary tale for those faced with the choices she faced and an inspirational instructional for thoseâlike herâwho've made errors and need to reestablish their integrity. Readers hoping for a look inside the seamy PED culture will be disappointed; this isn't that book. It is a forthright account of one athlete's dizzying rise to fame, her precipitous fall, and the unexpected ramifications of both journeys. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.
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