Racing to the Finish : My Story

Racing to the Finish : My Story

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ISBN-13: 9781978621022
Publisher: Brilliance Audio Lib Edn
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Edition description: Unabridged, Library Edition
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Racing to the Finish: My Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew he went through a lot. So scary
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dale Jr really shows you a side you haven’t seen before. Opening up his iPhone notes that detail every symptom make you fully comprehend everything he went thru and how much he struggled.
Anonymous 3 months ago
A very informative and inspirational book
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I can't even begin to describe how much I enjoyed this very personal look into the real life struggles Dale Jr. overcame as he fought back from concussions.
MinTwinsNY More than 1 year ago
When one thinks of concussions and sports, American football immediately comes to mind, but athletes other sports have risks of concussions and the long term effects as well. One of these sports is auto racing, as drivers may suffer concussions from crashes or even bumps against the wall or other cars. This was the case for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he first exhibited these symptoms in 2012. His memoir explains what happened that day in Kansas and what he went through for the next five years, leading to his decision to retire from racing in 2017. This is far from the typical sports memoir. Earnhardt focuses exclusively on the time period from 2012 to 2017 and focuses on his concussion, his treatment and how that affected his personal and racing life. What makes this book so different than others on concussions in sports is that the effects are explained in plain language without a lot of medical jargon. The writing is heartfelt and personal as the reader will feel like he or she is right there with Earnhardt, not only in the car or in the garage with his crew but also a the doctor office or doing the exercises he had to do to recover. While there is some material about Earnhardt in his car on the track and stories about other racers such as Martin Truex Jr. and of course his father, the book is less about racing or NASCAR and more about the personal struggles he endured. He talks about crying (he says he only did so three times in his life), his decision to retire and the personal relationships he had with many people – not just his wife but other family members, his physician and the manager of Hendrick Motor Sports, the team he was racing for at the time of his retirement. This book deserves a high rating for not only the personal touch of the writing, but also the message that is tells about concussions. While readers may very well have heard this message before, it is one worth repeating and if even if the book helps one person through his or her struggle with this injury, then Earnhardt’s reason for writing the book will be fulfilled. I wish to thank Thomas Nelson-W Publishing for providing a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative, I'll miss you Dale!
TracyFritts1974 More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and the pages ran smoothly. I'm a Dale Jr. fan and these book was honest and what he went through in his life. Thank you Dale, and the Publisher, NetGally for this ARC exchange for honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dale gave a detailed description of his symptoms and how he was able to hide them. There are some who still don’t take concussions seriously. This book hopefully will change their mind
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dale Jr. reaches into the depths of the good and bad times to help bring attention to his injuries and recovery from concussions. I learned a lot about concussions, symptoms and treatments. I couldn’t stop reading. I highly recommend this book. Thank you Dale Jr.