Finish First – Scott Hamilton | A Book Review

Finish First - Scott Hamilton

Title: Finish First: Winning Changes Everything

Author: Scott Hamilton

Genre: Nonfiction

About the book: The author, an Olympic gold medal winner in figure skating, talks about winning.

I received a free copy from the publisher via BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

First impressions: I looked at the premise and found it interesting. I don’t follow skating, so I didn’t know who the author was, but I liked the title. It’s also shorter than I expected at less than 200 pages.

Content: Hamilton writes about finishing first. He talks about this own life experiences, bringing up challenges he faced such as cancer and how he overcame them. The author’s likeable. I like his attitude even when the odds were stacked against him. Hamilton offers general advice that could apply to almost anyone in every field. It’s a very inspirational read broken into several chapters. I can imagine some of these passages would make for a great motivational speech. That being said, sometimes there was a little repetition.


“Trust isn’t built in one interaction or two or three. It’s built in the day-to-day moments of life.”

Writing: The chapters are short and so are most of the sentences. This book is a good starting point for those looking to make small changes to their life. The author includes some biblical passages and mentions God.

Final thoughts: If you’re a fan of Hamilton, check out Finish First. I would recommend it even if you have no idea who he is, but you’re looking for a story to inspire you.

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4 thoughts on “Finish First – Scott Hamilton | A Book Review

  1. Hi, Herminia! Cancer survivors are awesome. Though I’m not a fan in the strictest sense, I remember well when Scott Hamilton stunned the ice-skating world. Not just once. Thanks for the review.


  2. Books like this are always needed, no matter the topic. Now sure if this is something I’d read right away, but will keep in the back of my mind. Thanks for the review.


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