Ditto was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth.
But she does make good. Ditto would eventually have her own share of personal and professional successes and these were off the back of her own moxie and talent.
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It is more than the Kardashians and Hiltons of this world can claim and certainly what makes Ditto such a fabulous role model. This memoir is not a difficult one to read in a literary sense.
Although it is heart-wrenching to read about her abuse, poverty and the bullying she endured the actual writing is personable and gripping. It is also how I imagine Ditto is in real life- i.
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Memoir Non-Fiction Sports. What The Reviewers Say. It's a good story, but one that, in the hands of a less talented or more self-glorifying writer, could easily have become an unbearable book.
It's easy to imagine an endurance-racing memoir filled with nutrition-gel meals and competitive fury, capped by a bit of victorious gloating. It's equally easy to imagine an overly sanitized book, all landscape description and no saddle sores. Thanks to Prior-Palmer's excellent prose and rigorous honesty, Rough Magic is neither.
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Instead, it's an unusual pleasure to read Prior-Palmer writes with a dash and boldness few writers possess; her language seems sui generis Her final hope is not to win the race — though she wants that, too — but to let the race make her free. Rough Magic seems to stand as proof that she succeeded. And as I read it from the skyless comfort of my couch, I briefly felt a bit freer, too.
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