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Frozen Teardrop: The Tragedy and Triumph of Figure Skating's

Frozen Teardrop: The Tragedy and Triumph of Figure Skating's "Queen of Spin"

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ISBN13:

9781590792131

ISBN10:
1590792130
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/1/2011
Publisher(s):
Midpoint Trade Books Inc
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Summary

"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.

Author Biography

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

Prefacep. ix
Light from the Heavensp. 1
Playground Beneath the Eiffel Towerp. 14
The Three Curses or Blessings?p. 25
Tokyo Alien Girlp. 40
From the Outside Looking Inp. 57
Culture Shockp. 85
Misunderstood and Crushed to Piecesp. 97
Chinese Dumplingsp. 109
Unknown to Knownp. 127
Pains of Error at the Expense of the Innocentp. 137
Beginning of an Endp. 159
Broken "Wingp. 169
Deadly Frozenp. 177
Terrorp. 186
Glitz Within the Terrorp. 196
Stars In or Out of Linep. 210
Doctors Galorep. 218
I Knowp. 227
Finale and Opening the "World to Mep. 233
Afterword: Being the Mother ofLucindap. 239
About the Authorp. 243
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