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Seize the Day: My Autobiography Hardcover – 1 Jan 2001

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  • Hardcover: 251 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; 1st edition (1 Jan. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340819715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340819715
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 962,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Seize theDay tells the story of how the girl from Glossop Terrace in Cardiff became Britain's best-known paralympic athlete, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and OBE. In a cynical world Tanni Grey-Thompson is no less than an old fashioned hero. Born with spina bifida, she's gone on to win 14 paralympic medals and a whole slew of international sporting awards.

In a straightforward format we follow Tanni Grey-Thompson's life from the first realisation that she was disabled through her school years to her 13-year career competing at professional level. Throughout her childhood she was supported by a loving family that gave her a unique mixture of true grit, sensitivity and feisty confidence. Her strong character enabled her to overcome painful surgery and prejudice against disabled people to catch the vision of becoming a world-class athlete. Her sporting accomplishments are truly heroic, but underneath the triumphant athlete we glimpse a down-to-earth person with a plucky sense of humour and real humility. Her life shows how much disabled people can accomplish; it also reproves the able-bodied for our prejudice, laziness and lack of accomplishment. The writing style is very direct and conversational--at times this chatty cheerfulness may grate a little for certain readers. Sometimes the memoir descends into trivial reminiscence, but then suddenly the hero is facing another challenge and we join her again on a heroic quest that is absorbing, affirming and inspiring. -- Dwight Longenecker

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'A hugely enjoyable read.' -- Sunday Express

'An honest and engaging life story.' -- The Independent

'Tanni's book is as remarkable as the woman herself. An inspiration!' -- The Mirror

'Tanni's book is more than a sporting autobiography; it's an uplifting, life-affirming story of incredible success against massive odds.' -- Wales on Sunday --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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