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Relentless Spirit
Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion | Daniel Paisner, Missy Franklin, D.A. Franklin, Dick Franklin
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What does it take to become a champion? Gold medalist Missy Franklin, along with her parents, D.A. and Dick, tell the inspirational and heartwarming story of how Missy became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family. The word relentless has many meanings for swimmer Missy Franklin. In the pool, it reminds her to remain steady and persistent, unyielding in intensity and strength. In life, it tells her to reach down for her very best, even when it feels like theres nothing left. The motto dont quit doesnt do it for Missy, but relentless gets her where she needs to be. And when Missy faces a challenge or a setback, her relentless spirit is what empowers her to learn, adapt, and move forward into the future. In Relentless Spirit, Missy and her parents, D.A. and Dick Franklin, share the story of how Missy became the athlete she is today, a six-time Olympic medalist, five of them gold. Since her Olympic debut in Londons 2012 gameswhen Missy was just seventeenpeople who have met the Franklins or seen them on TV have wondered what it was like to raise such a champion. What was the training like? How did Missy handle school? How did the family find the right facilities, coaches, and support network? The story that Missy, and her parents, share inside is both inspiring and heartwarming, explaining how she became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family, which includes Missys faith journey, something she writes about with inspirational candor. Including the highs, the tough moments, and everything in-between, Relentless Spirit tells the story of a womanand a familyfull of love, heart, faith, and resilience.
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kellyannprz
Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion | Daniel Paisner, Missy Franklin, D.A. Franklin, Dick Franklin
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Mehso-so

Listened to this audibook mostly while working in studio with my architectural models and drawings. Do have to admit that, even though I enjoy watching Missy in this sport, I had this audiobook playing more or less as a background noise. She's truly amazing at what she does and seems to be a beautiful human being, but unfortunately I didn't feel the book.

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Sarahsbookshelves
Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion | Daniel Paisner, Missy Franklin, D.A. Franklin, Dick Franklin
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Panpan

I'm an ex-swimmer & admire Missy Franklin. But prior to her back injury a few yrs ago, she never really struggled, which is great for her, but doesn't make for a very interesting memoir. This is more of a parenting book - Missy even deferred to her parents when it came time to talk about the London Olympics. And the writing was incredibly corny.

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bookishkris
Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion | Daniel Paisner, Missy Franklin, D.A. Franklin, Dick Franklin
Bailedbailed

I adore local swimmer Missy Franklin; she's grown up in the public eye on local news and at the Olympics. But this "autobiography" jumps around a lot and I had trouble following it. I'm setting it aside for now, but I'm sure I'll come back to it in time.