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True Speed: My Racing Life [Paperback]

Tony Stewart , Bones Bourcier , Mark Bourcier
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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: It Books; Reprint edition (May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061031666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061031663
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 15.1 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,201,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Known for his tempermental nature and forthright honesty, NASCAR's 1999 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year discusses his life, sport, and career. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Tony Stewart. Worth reading!! 12 Jun 2011
By tazfan
Format:Hardcover
Excellent book. Learned a lot about Tony Stewart that I didn't know, and yet I thought I was already clued up, being a fan. Have suggested this book to other fans, and they are of the same opinion. GREAT book. Read it if you are a fan. You will really enjoy it.
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  20 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Honest, Genuine and Easy-Going...No air-brush here, Folks! 20 April 2002
By dara2K - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book truly reflects Tony Stewart. I was expecting a brash, four-letter word filled, "racy" tale (pun intended!). I was expecting a slick, glossy commercial and carefully edited "seller". Well, there was no air-brushing here, folks! This book has brain and heart. While describing, in racing detail, the road to his success, Tony Stewart and significant others personalize and reflect upon their thoughtful reactions to the chronology. I was convinced of the honest, genuine, easy-going style of the book. All photos are in black and white giving a "scrapbook" feeling to the layout. Every fan of Tony's knows he describes himself as a driver, not the media darling image created around other "famous" drivers. In this book, you feel as if this driver is sitting on the back porch with you recounting for your ears only. This book is convincing that Tony's choice not to join the "cookie-cutter commercialism" of media Nascar Star just doesn't fit his style or personality. At the age of 30, Tony Stewart has already made his mark in just about every vehicle with wheels. Reading this account explains to every fan Tony's blunt honesty is the real deal! The book cover design is a hint to the unsophisticated, honest portrait of a Nascar Champion in the making. The story the way it actually happened not the way the money-makers want to feed it to you! This is indeed "True Speed"..no gimmicks....
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Tony 25 Aug 2002
By K. Morgan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
True Speed is the story of Tony Stewart's life both on and off the race track. Written by Tony (along with a co-author) True Speed reflects Tony's thoughts and beliefs. I found myself to be an bigger fan after reading the book than I was before. Tony is dedicated to his sport and that is clear in each and every page. Along with Tony's views there are quotes from family, friends, team members, and fellow drivers. This all mixes together to make True Speed a truly interesting read.
I am from Indiana and I am very proud to say that I am from the same state as Tony Stewart! Good luck to Tony in everything he does.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!! I love Tony even more now!! 19 Aug 2002
By Tami J. Vincent - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is great!! I would recommend this book to any Nascar fan, not just those who love Tony!! When I began reading this book--I absolutely could not put it down! Read the entire book in just one night. It is definitely a true look inside the life and heart of Tony Stewart. The first few chapters are a little hard to follow as he leads you through his start in racing but as you read on into the book and start hearing of all of his adventures in racing and with the media, you are just dying to know more. I just hope that Tony doesn't let it end here, I am sure that there will be more excitement in his life in the next few years and maybe he will write "True Speed 2--A story of a Winston Cup Champion"!! I would recommend this book to everyone and want to wish Tony (if he happens to read this review)----GOOD LUCK IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP Race in 2002!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with true insight into Tony Stewart 11 July 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Once I picked this book up, it was hard to put down. If you ever wondered what makes Tony Stewart tick, this book has the answer. Like many NASCAR fans, I liked Tony Stewart for his competitive nature and desire, but I did not know much about who he really is.
Wanna know why he gets mad? This book tells you. Wanna know why he runs all those "silly" dirt track races? This book tells you. Did you know that giving up the 2002 Indy 500 was probably one of the biggest sacrifices Tony ever made? You'll find out why. Tony will tell you in his own words why he does what he does. You'll also get a lot of insight into Tony through comments and statements made by friends and competitors that are inset into Tony's text throughout the book.
If you are a race fan of any kind (please trust me on this!), or just a person who enjoys a gripping autobiography, this book is for you. It is NOT just for NASCAR fans.
The only reason I did not give this book 5 stars is that the writing seems a bit condescending and stilted at times. But don't let that stop you from buying and reading this tremendously enjoyable book!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Speed was good 26 Feb 2007
By D. Webb - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I loved this book. It was very entertaining. It really held my attention. As a matter of fact it only took me a week to read it all. That is pretty good for me and always a sign of a good book. I highly recommend it. It had some pretty funny stuff in it.
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