"Lucid and wrenching...Forward puts [Wambach's] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor." —NPR
"Forward is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves." —Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, New York Times Bestselling author of Lean In
"This is the best memoir I've read by an athlete since Andre Agassi's Open." —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup Championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women's rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. She has become a heavily requested speaker to a wide a range of audiences, from college students to executives at Fortune 500 companies.
In Forward, Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, losses, and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world class athlete and leader she is today. Wambach's book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a soulful person grappling universal questions about how we can live our best lives, and become our truest selves. Written with honesty and heart, Forward is an inspiring blueprint for individual growth and a rousing call to action.
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"Wambach chronicles her growth as a premier player in women's soccer. In doing so, she places herself in the context of changes that came, in part, from federal legislation that opened up opportunities for women athletes and supported the growth of women's professional sports. Wambach's narration sounds measured, reflecting a narrow range of emotion. She recounts her advancement as an athlete as well as the pressures on her and how she handled them. As she reads in short phrases, her delivery becomes singsong at times, but overall her presentation highlights the personal nature of her memoir and the discipline that contributed to her success as an athlete. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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