Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women's rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. She has become a heavily requested speaker to a wide a range of audiences, from college students to executives at Fortune 500 companies.
In Forward, Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, and losses and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world-class athlete and leader she is today. Wambach's book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a soulful person grappling with universal questions about how we can live our best lives and become our truest selves. Written with honesty and heart, Forward is an inspiring blueprint for individual growth and a rousing call to action.
©2016 Abby Wambach (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
I've followed Abby for years but never knew what lies beneath the surface until now. What a wonderful memoir and narration of the book. Anyone who's a USWNT and especially an Abby Wambach fan will love this. This book inspired me, broke my heart, contain parallels of my own life and left me feeling strange. I feel as though Abby has been telling me personally her story for the past few hours. Excellent. Just, excellent.
Starts out with a bang and ends in a whimper.
Sad story of someone who talks a big game but has no idea who she is. Very sad. I have no idea how she will possibly stay sober. A real tragic story because she is obviously very very talented and naturally charismatic.
Really loved the fact that the author was the narrator
the inspiration that was provided by the story
Yes, it made me very close to tears several times throughout the story
I loved the book. I am only 3 years older than Abby and played collegiate soccer and basketball. I am also a Gemini :). It was so amazing to hear Abby put herself out there and share her life with us. That takes a lot and it shows that everybody makes mistakes we are all human! She will always be an inspiration to women's soccer and to women's rights!
Her letter to the Olympic Team was she was out on injury.
We love you Abby!! The best of luck in everything you do!
To the point and well written. You get the story behind the headlines and a look at how she thinks about certain people and life.
I listened to the entire book between two long training runs. The audiobook is narrated by Mrs. Wambach herself, which I really enjoyed. You can hear the anguish in her voice, especially in later chapters, when describing her addiction, broken marriage, and arrest. A remarkable athlete, she is very relatable. I look forward to the amended version detailing her success after soccer. May God bless her journey ahead.
This book was well written and narrated. It was especially powerful being narrated by the author herself. She exposes the soft underbelly of what appears in the public eye to be a strong, both physically and emotionally, woman. It helps the ordinary of us to see that even those who appear strong on the outside deal with ups and downs, fears and doubts. Thanks for sharing your personal journey Abby and good luck on your next chapter of life. I'm confident you'll excel equally as well there as you did on the soccer field.
Laughed. Cried, Inspired . I grew up in a town near hers. I was and still am very proud of her. It's very true that parents in that area raise their children with manners. Good luck with your next chapter, Abby!
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