Monday, February 9, 2009

Review: The Great Eight--Scott Hamilton

How wonderful to read a story about a celebrity who really is the kind of man we all thought him to be. Anyone who has been a fan of figure skating, recognizes Scott Hamilton’s engaging smile and his voice when he is an announcer at a skating competition. And if you’re old enough, like me, you remember how much fun it was to watch Scott skate.

The Great Eight, Scott Hamilton

How wonderful to read a story about a celebrity who really is the kind of man we all thought him to be. Anyone who has been a fan of figure skating, recognizes Scott Hamilton’s engaging smile and his voice when he is an announcer at a skating competition. And if you’re old enough, like me, you remember how much fun it was to watch Scott skate.

I learned a lot I didn’t know about Scott reading The Great Eight, which represents the figure eight which he practiced and practiced while learning to skate–and his eight secrets for living a happy life.

Though I knew about the cancer which afflicted him in his later years, I knew nothing about the illness he suffered as a child, or how short he is–a fact that didn’t keep him from achieving his dreams. His philosophy and the secrets he shares about how to live a happy life no matter what sadness or affliction might be are wonderful tools that can be shared with anyone.

This book would make a wonderful gift for anyone–a young person struggling with the problems of growing up, someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, or for just for a fun read about someone who almost everyone knows about.

Marilyn Meredith, as F.M. Meredith, author of No Sanctuary
Marilyn Meredith, as F.M. Meredith, author of No Sanctuary

1 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

Good to know there are still some really decent people who are heroes.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com