Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir

Adam Rippon (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date
October 15, 2019
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781538732403

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About the Author

Adam Rippon is an Olympic athlete and medal-winning figure skater. He won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U.S. National Championships and was selected to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He came out as gay in October 2015 and, at the 2018 Winter Olympics, won a bronze medal as part of the figure skating team event, thus becoming the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. Later that year, he was named to the TIME 100 List of Most Influential People, Forbes 30 Under 30; AdWeek's 100 Most Creative and OUT Magazine's Power 50: The Most Influential Voices in LGBTQ America. He won season 26 of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes before going on to be a judge on the premiere season of Dancing with the Stars Juniors.

Reviews

"To be clear: Rippon is funny. He lands a joke like it's a triple axel, with eyebrow-raising, hilarious passages that demand to be read out loud to whomever is nearby...Comedic gold."--Washington Post
"Beautiful on the Outside is a fascinating study in motivation, concentration, and discipline, and one that has lessons for anyone in pursuit of excellence. The fact that it is so full of laughs only makes it that much better." --New York Journal of Books
"Rippon's strength is apparent, and it's easy to see why he is an inspiration to many. From the first line, the writing is conversational and relatable and will engage readers throughout...Highly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review)
"Rippon's personal story is as moving as the account of his success on the ice...This is a no-holds-barred, coming-of age sports memoir. Rippon may have started his career as an underdog, but he prevailed, thanks to his resilience, laser-focused work ethic, and acerbic sense of humor." --Booklist (starred review)
"Delightful...This fun, inspirational memoir will appeal to ice-skating fans who enjoy personality-driven narratives." --Publishers Weekly
"Beautiful on the Outside is funny, relatable, and incredibly inspiring from start to finish."--HelloGiggles