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Hachette (2018-04-28)
Originalsprache
English
Themas
Memoirs
ZURÜCK

RISE

Surviving the Fight of My Life

by VanZant, Paige

Paige VanZant is a rising Mixed Martial Arts star in the UFC's women's strawweight division and holds a reputation for her ability to defeat obstacles and brutal fights in and out of the octagon. Long before she was a fighting champion and household name winning over fans on Dancing with the Stars with her beauty, strength, and infectiously bold personality, Paige struggled with her self-esteem.

As a young girl growing up in Newberg, Oregon, Paige Sletten was all energy and full of potential. A natural athlete, Paige excelled at dancing, made the cheerleading squad earlier than most, and even had aspirations of becoming a Disney child star. With a tight-knit family, Paige's life was on track for greatness. Then, one fateful fall night in high school, everything changed when Paige faced a violent, life-threatening sexual assault that would haunt her through life.

It was in the gym where she "pounded the life out of those ashen memories," becoming stronger with every punch, kick, and lunge. In this beautifully rendered tale of survival, she writes:

I inhale the power.
I exhale the bullshit.
One strike at a time.

Fighting became Paige's safe haven; something to live for, and RISE is the story of how she ultimately became a bone-breaking, head-smashing competitor. It is the deeply moving story of a warrior who transformed her pain into power and has become one of the toughest women in the world; an inspiring journey of someone who was knocked down in the most devastating way and came up swinging.

Paige VanZant is an American martial artist who competes in the Women's Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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