Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Forward: My Story by Abby Wambach - OPTIONAL

Wambach, Abby Forward: My Story, 208 pgs. HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. $16.99 Language – PG (2 swear, 0 “f”), Mature Content – PG; Violence – PG; 

Wambach talks about the cycles of her life—the ups and downs—and honestly puts her success and failures out for all to read. Her transparency in admitting faults, mistakes, shortcomings, and frustrations encourage the question, “If a person like that can also be amazing and inspiring, why not me?” While not everyone is going to be a soccer player, we can all relate to the desire to discover ourselves and be accepted for who we are. 

Wambach uses the labels she was given throughout her life to illustrate how we can fall into many categories, but, in the end, we choose who we are and who we want to become. The honesty and authenticity of Abby Wambach are the reasons I enjoyed her autobiography. 

MS, HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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