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'With great humour and remarkable honesty, Alison allows us to travel through her life with her. The extent to which Alison has driven herself is testament to the human spirit. With great pleasure, I highly recommend her autobiography. I hope that you will enjoy the read as much as I did.' --Dr David Hemery CBE Olympic Gold Medallist 400m hurdles Mexico 1968
'A sincere and personal account of a lifestyle of commitment to training and the psychological stamina needed to reach the very top in sport, but particularly in Alison's sport of rowing. Her single-minded determination to overcome personal family anxieties, balanced with her academic studies and the ambition to be an Olympic medallist, was of unbelievable proportions. Alison Mowbray's book is a passionate and humbling read.' --Allan Wells MBE Olympic Gold Medallist 100m Moscow 1980
Alison Mowbray is an Olympic Medallist in rowing, a PhD in Molecular Microbiology and former Science Teacher. She currently works as a leadership development consultant and inspirational speaker, hikes a lot of trails and mountains and dances many hours of Argentine tango. This is her first book.
Just finished this book and could really relate to it. This said bit of a struggle to read, being dyslexic and the minimal margins made the 500 odd pages look rather daunting,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by H A Pidgeon
A great read. Loved it. Head and shoulders above most sports autobiographies. The key advantage that it has, is that Alison appears to have little or no ego (which is very... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C J Burdett
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Alison's story. It was honest and moving. In fact I couldn't put it down. Totally recommendedPublished 5 months ago by L. J. Thomas
I have read a lot of sporting autobiographies and I would place this in my personal top 2, possibly only surpassed by Andre Agassi's "Open". Read morePublished 6 months ago by mikekelly
A superb read. Very insightful. Thank you for sharing your story Allison.Published 8 months ago by Philip Latka
Particularly poignant because I trained with her parents. Well written.Published 8 months ago by Caddy
I read this and liked it so much I've started buying it as a pressie for other people. Like the other reviews say, it's readable, fascinating, enjoyable and I highly recommend this... Read morePublished 14 months ago by smh