It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
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Two Lance Armstrongs can be found in the Austinite’s self-reflection, It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life (G. P. Putnam’s Sons). There’s Fairy Tale Lance—the cyclist who survives cancer to win bike racing’s greatest prize, the Tour de France. And there’s Lance the Id—the still-young man struggling to balance the responsibilities of family, fame, and charity with the egocentricity that drives an athlete to be the world’s best. Kudos to Armstrong’s collaborator Sally Jenkins for the compelling narrative and to Armstrong for this unblinking baring of his soul.