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A man who doesn't know how to give up,
This review is from: Alex Zanardi: My Story (Hardcover)
Zanadri is an inspiration. I had the privilege of being present at one of Zanardi's greatest races (Vancouver 1997). Even before his life took the terrible turn that it did in September 2001 he was a hero to me.
That said, I have read books on other people I admire and have regretted buying them. This is certainly not one of them. Zanardi doesn't pull any punches on his humble beginnings, successes (and the unexpected negative reactions that this brings from others), his failures (and how when things are going wrong no-one looks you in the eye) and his personal brushes with tragedy. He, however, comes out the end of this as an exceptionally well adjusted and inspirational person.
More than anything this book shows the power of the human spirit. His story transcends the small world of motorsports and tells us something really important about making the best of the hand you have been dealt. Buy it for someone who just might need to be reminded of this important lesson.