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"Frozen Teardrop" is the autobiographical account of one of the most beloved and controversial personalities in the history of figure skating. In this straight-forward memoir, Lucinda Ruh takes her readers through the harsh and painful realities of the figure-skating world while exposing the never-before-released details of her own private pain and suffering which would ultimately turn this Guinness-listed international icon into a bed-ridden, suicidal, starved, agoraphobic and terrified young woman. "Frozen Teardrop" is a true-life tale of beauty, refinement, genius, and skill contrasted against the cut-throat starkness of world figure-skating competition in its bleakest, most tortuous, most mind-warping moments--as seen through the eyes of a developing young prodigy whose personal life would harbor its own menagerie of horrors, secrets, and personal violations.
Lucinda Ruh is a two-time National Champion, two-time World Professional figure skating Bronze Medalist, and the Guinness World Records Holder for the longest spins on ice. Dubbed the "Queen of Spin," she is, also well known for being the fastest spinner on ice, having clocked in at a remarkable six rotations per second. Lucinda made her mark on skating history by creating over twenty different spin positions. She has been twice listed among the "25 Most Influential Names in Figure Skating" by International Figure Skating Magazine.
Table of Contents
|Light from the Heavens||p. 1|
|Playground Beneath the Eiffel Tower||p. 14|
|The Three Curses or Blessings?||p. 25|
|Tokyo Alien Girl||p. 40|
|From the Outside Looking In||p. 57|
|Culture Shock||p. 85|
|Misunderstood and Crushed to Pieces||p. 97|
|Chinese Dumplings||p. 109|
|Unknown to Known||p. 127|
|Pains of Error at the Expense of the Innocent||p. 137|
|Beginning of an End||p. 159|
|Broken "Wing||p. 169|
|Deadly Frozen||p. 177|
|Glitz Within the Terror||p. 196|
|Stars In or Out of Line||p. 210|
|Doctors Galore||p. 218|
|I Know||p. 227|
|Finale and Opening the "World to Me||p. 233|
|Afterword: Being the Mother ofLucinda||p. 239|
|About the Author||p. 243|
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