Forward: A Memoir


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Dey Street Books
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5.2 X 8.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

ABBY WAMBACH is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time international goal scorer for male and female soccer players. She is an activist for equality and inclusion and the New York Times bestselling author of Forward: A Memoir. Abby is co-founder of Wolfpack Endeavor, which is revolutionizing leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond through her champion mindset, individualized coaching, and team-bound focus. Abby lives in Florida with her wife and three children.


"This is the best memoir I've read by an athlete since Andre Agassi's Open. It's a candid, moving account of the thrills and toils of achieving greatness-and then sustaining it. I could not put it down, and you will not want it to end."--Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
"Brave and revealing...more than any athlete I have read about, Wambach is open about the touches and glances and courtships and breakups in her private life."--George Vecsey
"Abby Wambach is an American hero whose grit and heart has paved the way for the next generation of women and girls."--Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, New York Times bestselling author of Ashley's War and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
"Lucid and wrenching...Forward puts [Wambach's] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor."--NPR
"Inspirational...harrowing."--The Guardian
"Candid, thoughtful...while the sports stories are included, this is not a book celebrating on-field triumphs: it's a book about one woman's journey to put her remarkable talents into context and accept herself."--Booklist
"Raw, vulnerable and courageous... rarely do professional athletes open that door all the way."--Curve Magazine
"One of the most accomplished athletes of her generation tells her story with honesty and heart. A relevant choice for any modern sports collection."--Library Journal
"Required reading"--AFTERELLEN
"Forward is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves...Abby is deeply honest about her professional and life challenges - and she shows us by example how to overcome problems and live a happier, braver life."--Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and New York Times bestselling author of Lean In