- Jul 12, 2007
Exactly my point. In the book exerpt on the NPR link, Hope Spivey falling of beam is greatly dramatized (in my opinion.)What was the drama? Gymnasts fall off the beam all the time.
I wouldn't read author's intent into a release date for the book. Release dates would be determined by the publisher, not the author. I doubt Sey had any control over it whatsoever.The fact that she is releasing it now proves she is trying to take some sort of vengeance on the sport... It was no secret that she stopped training at Parkettes because of coaching issues - although she sure stayed there a long time for someone that did not mesh well with her coaches. But, she was not as successful after leaving Parkettes. I wonder for those that have read it, does she talk about her move to Will-Moor? (Where National Team member Darlene Hill currently trains). .
I wouldn't read author's intent into a release date for the book. Release dates would be determined by the publisher, not the author. I doubt Sey had any control over it whatsoever.
She has very positive things to say about Will-Moor.
Spivey had WAY more ability than Sey...and they came from the same gym. Spivey went on to have far more success internationally than Sey, and she also went on to be an awesome college gymnast.Wow. The way it was written, I thought there was some big rivalry between them or something.