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Hardcover Icebreaker: The Autobiography of Rudy Galindo with Eric Marcus. Book

ISBN: 0671003909

ISBN13: 9780671003906

Icebreaker: The Autobiography of Rudy Galindo with Eric Marcus.

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From Simon & Schuster comes the autobiography of Rudy Galindo, U.S. Figure Skating champion. The U.S. Figure Skating champion reveals the personal and professional challenges that nearly destroyed his... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Great autobio of a great champion

Fans of Rudy Galindo and figure skating will enjoy this frank autobiography that leaves out nothing and gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the fast-paced and sometimes heartless world of international skating. Rudy's working class family made major sacrifices to keep him in the sport, and the reader can't help but be moved. USFSA politics is exposed for what it is - they can and will scuttle a skater's career if s/he doesn't fit their "image" - and you'll shake your head yet again over the strange world of judging. Rudy tells it all, and the good news is that his career is far from over. Sequel, anyone?

Makes You Feel What He Is Feeling

Rudy Galindo's autobiography ICEBREAKER is wonderful. Rudy's honest and vivid descriptions of his feelings make the reader cry and cheer right along with him. This book is an inspiration to anyone who feels that he/she is different. It is such an example of how anyone can reach his/her goal against all odds if they will work hard enough and never, never give up. Rudy Galindo is a true champion in every way -- not just on the ice -- and this book shows that beautifully.

honest & inspiring

This is one of the few satisfying skating biographies. Rudy writes about his triumphs as well as his struggles both on and off the ice. He doesn't avoid issues or waste time on self-pity. If you enjoy his skating or are intrigued by his seemingly out-of-nowhere successes in 1996, you must read this book.


To relive the moment of victory in San Jose, to agonize with Rudy over the many lows....what a rollercoaster ride! A thoughtful, honest, and raw book. What tribute to those Galindo has lost along the way!

A searingly honest, heartfelt autobiography

Compelling...honest, and at times heartwrenching. In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Rudy Galindo takes us through the highs and lows of his skating career, as well as wrestling with being a Gay Mexican-American athlete in a sport in which homosexuality is still very much in the closet. Mr. Galindo's story is proof of the endurance of the human spirit and determination to succeed in spite of many personal problems and setbacks along the way.
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