Author: Scott Hamilton
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.