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Push Dick's Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century--And a Little Tomfoolery
Push Dick's Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century--And a Little Tomfoolery | Dick Button
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Everything many of us know about figure skating, we learned from the man who's been called the "Voice of Figure Skating." Now Dick Button, the Emmy Award-winning skating commentator famous for his precise, passionate, opinionated rinkside analyses and for his historic career as a two-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time World Champion, and seven-time U.S. Champion (plus being the inadvertent inventor of the flying camel, the first to successfully land a double Axel in competition, and the first ever to do a triple jump) demystifies this art and sport beloved by millions. In Push Dick's Button, you'll learn about the difference between a Lutz and a Salchow . . . performance highs and lows . . . memorable entrances, exits, and falls (including his own) . . . costume delights and disasters . . . the new judging rules . . . and nuggets of skating training and history, PLUS stories about Katarina Witt, Peggy Fleming, Johnny Weir, Brian Boitano, Dorothy Hamill, and more, including today's champions, such as Evgeni Plushenko, Davis and White, and the latest sensations. Droll, dishy, dramatic, and dead-on, this book is like a one-on-one conversation with the man whose unsurpassed knowledge, experience, and love of figure skating have influenced generations.
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#SeptemberSins I admit, I was stumped for today‘s prompt #PushMyButton until my GoodReads showed me this gem🥇⛸And then I discovered, Dick Buttons is 90 and living in Englewood, NJ ( a place I‘m very familiar with) I love where these prompts take you some days😆

Hooked_on_books The title is, um…😳 4w
Cinfhen Yup!! I‘m sure it was meant to be “edgy” but it comes off as CREEPY😬 @Hooked_on_books and the dude is 90!!!! 4w
RealBooks4ever I had no idea he was still alive! Used to see him all the time when I'd watch figure skating. 4w
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Cinfhen He was quite a skating legend @RealBooks4ever 🏆 4w
jenniferw88 This is just too good not to lol at @Cinfhen ! #pushthebutton is for Anne, & on a celeb version of the show Dick Strawbridge was on. Anne eliminated him & when she came on next she said she was happy that she'd "got Dick"! ??? 4w
Cinfhen Hahahaha that‘s hilarious 😂🤣😂🤣 @jenniferw88 4w
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