Alex Zanardi: My Story Hardcover – 28 Sep 2004
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'the best driver autobiography I have ever read, a fascinating, intensely poignant yet frequently hilarious story' The Independent 'utterly absorbing and extremely moving' Motor Sport
About the Author
Zanardi, a plumber's son, always had to fight to compete, from welding an early kart using a blowtorch and fence wire, to the post-crash rehab, which he viewed as a race. Gasparini is a journalist on Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy's daily sports newspaper. They tell this story with warmth, wit and candour.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
The book is funny, deeply emotional and full of a zest for life. Surrounded by a loving family from boyhood till today, this man is just incredible! After the pass at the corkscrew he became one of my racing heroes. Now he also is one of the racers I admire most, what a guy!! This book is a must not just for racing fans, but for people whom have to survive life's cruelties. Just brilliant! Alex, you are my Hero!!
I asked him what he liked about the book before I wrote this review and he said that Alex was a very interesting, determind and couragous man. The book was well written and he was sad when it ended. He felt that if he ever met Alex, he was sure to like him. There is no better praise than that this for his biography as my husband is a man of few words.
Highly recommended read.
A good read for racing fans and anyone who has an interest in a great human being.
Zanardi is a true fighter and it inspires you to be the best you can, plus you have all this wonderful stories about how the italian families can be a worm environment for one growing up like he did
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic read. Just the most brilliantly told story of an amazing man. You finish reading this book loving Alex Zanardi. Nothing is impossible!Published 14 months ago by Biddsy
As a Zanardi fan its a good book. An enjoyable read, good Christmas present for someone.Published 20 months ago by Mr J Payne