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

Comments

Morgan Mandel said…
Good to know there are still some really decent people who are heroes.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

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