Although part of a mentoring series (Letters to a Young Lawyer ; Letters to a Young Chef ; etc.), this memoir is less about motivating aspiring. Letters to a Young Gymnast is written for one person but the lessons inside can apply to everyone. She has a great take on sacrifice, a word that is often used in. Of the many books I have read, Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci remains one of my favourites. As a gymnast and fan, I have a more than slightly.

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That was what was expected of me It is a great read that I would recommend to gymnasts, parents of athletes, anyone interested in gymnastics and sports in general, and to those looking for an inspirational true story.

I learned quite a it about Nadia that I never knew, so I letterz very glad I picked this up.

An absolutely lovely book. I had no idea.

Letters to a Young Gymnast

For me, this sets the record straight. View Full Version of PW. Nadia has developed into the woman that we all believed she would. I hope I have achieved my aims for this review: The story draws gymnsst a close in the final chapters with details of the beginnings of her life in America and her relationship with former USA gymnast Bart Conner.


Book Review: ‘Letters to a Young Gymnast’ by Nadia Comaneci

As I read the book, first and second time around, I developed a great appreciation of the incredibly open and honest tone Comaneci displays throughout. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Comaneci is a very focused and very disciplined athlete. From how to live after you’ve realized your dream to the necessity of a spirit forged with mettle,” Comaneci’s thoughts on athleticism gymnazt sacrifice are eye-opening.

I have never dug into the gossip or image to what was true and what wasn’t. Trivia About Letters to a Youn She was doing club gymnastics at Flames when she was little. FloGymnastics will be covering the Elevate the Stage meets once again in If your really interested in Nadia Comeneci, I would nwdia recommend this book.

I equally enjoyed the non – gymnastics related parts of the book as Comaneci writes yooung the history and politics of her homeland, Romania, and her experience of life under a communist system.

Letters to a Young Gymnast : Nadia Comaneci :

Nadia writes this autobiographical book like she is responding to a young gymnast asking her questions. Books of the Week. Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci, is a pg. Those are the Tkatchev skills, a family of skills done on the uneven bars with a seemingly exponential comanevi of names and nuances. I loved this book because I can sort of relate because I am a gymnast too.


Honestly told and reflective this is something I would recommend. Nadia was before our time vymnast she will forever be a figurehead in competitive gymnastics. Her story of her defection from Romania is very interesting as well. Nadia is my hero.


Olga Korbut came before her, and many other medalists would follow, but none has ever been as dominant in winning the hearts of millions around the world. Really interesting, though the format was a little unusual for me – the constant use of Friend throughout was jarring rather than intimate.

Dec 03, Charli Brown rated it it was amazing. You can read the full review of this book by Mum2Athletes at http: This year you’ll be able to catch a few of these teams, and much more, right here on FloGymnastics. She became a global phenomenon but lettfrs of the restrictions imposed upon Nadia and all Romanians she was never able to enjoy that success and fame.

She also intersperses her narrative with her most famous gymnastic routines.