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Solo: A Memoir of Hope by Hope Solo


"My family doesncff0478#39;t do happy endings. We do sad endings or irritating endings or no endings at all. we are laboriouswired to be expecting the following interruption or disseemance or broken promise."

hope Solo is the face of the up to date female athlete. She is courageous, outspoken, and the best on the planet at what she does: protecting the goal of the united states womencff0478#39;s football staff. Her outsized skill has led her to the top of her recreation—the Olympics and the arena Cup—and made her into an international famous person who is simply as more likely to seem on ABCcff0478#39;s Dancing with the celebs as she is on the covers of sports Illustrated, ESPN The magazine, and fashion. but her journey—which began in Richland, Washington, the place she was raised by way of her strong-willed mother on the scorched earth of defunct nuclear testing sites—is similarly haunted by way of the fallout of her family history. Her father, a philanderer and con guy, was convicted of embezzlement whilst Solo was an infant. She misplaced touch with him as he drifted out of prison and into homelessness. by the point they reunited, years later, in the parking zone of a grocery retailer, she was an All-American goalkeeper at the school of Washington and already a budding prospect for the united states nationwide staff. He was living in the woods.

in spite of harboring serious doubts even about the provenance of her fathercff0478#39;s final identify (and her personal), Solo embraces him as fiercely as she pursues her desires of being a global-elegance football player. When those desires are threatened by way of her standing inside the nationwide staff, as whilst she was famously benched in the semifinals of the 2007 international Cup after 4 shutouts and spoke her piece publicly, we see a girl of uncompromising independence and difficult-received perseverance navigate the petty backlash in opposition to her. For the primary time, she tells her model of that controversial episode, and offers with it broken figuring out of her laborious-scrabble life.

moving, now and again surprising, Solo is a portrait of an athlete discovering redemption. this is the hope Solo whom few have ever glimpsed.

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creator: hope Solopublisher: HarperBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 304

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