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An inspiring memoir for anyone who's been knocked down and came up swinging

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. But long before she was a world-class fighter and winning over fans with her unlikely strength, Paige battled her own private demons. Rise is the story of her fight to become a bone-breaking competitor. It is the deeply moving and soul-inspiring journey of a warrior who transformed her pain into power and became one of the toughest women in the world.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Paige VanZant (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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A strong woman!!

I was surprised by the horror she has survived, and it was difficult to listen to those parts, just because they are so horrific. But her rise is inspiring. Can’t wait to see what she does next!

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Paige shows us what it is to Rise

I absolutely love this book and the message that it sends to everyone. I had no clue what she went through as a young kid and what she overcame to succeed. This book is a must read and should be read in schools to eliminate bullying.

Chole Cannon did good bringing emotions and life to the book. It was easy to listen too and was overall enjoyable!

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Riveting and inspirational story - so much more than just a memoir!

I loved every minute of Paige’s story, and the narrator was excellent. Often, an audiobook lacks in one of these areas a little bit, but not on this one. It is surprisingly well written. There were no parts I wanted to speed through and never a moment where I wanted a different voice to hear reading it. Although I love Paige’s written words, it was a good choice to have Chloe read it. Paige’s own voice is very brief at the beginning.

I want my daughter to read this book to be inspired to be all parts of herself and to know she can rise if she’s ever knocked down. I want my son to read it to understand what women are capable of and to recognize what a good man is - and isn’t. For both of my children to learn that anyone can push through, stay focused, and dominate life, just like she did. I now re-listen to the end to remind myself to purposefully place people and things I love in my corner, to drive myself to action when I’m feeling lazy, and to inspire myself to grab the life I want to have and keep. AND that all that is possible.

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Amazing!

Disclaimer: I am a fan of hers.

This book takes you through a range of emotions. Challenges you to take a hard look at yourself and makes you want to fight harder to reach your goals.

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Small book, but big message

There isn't a lot of depth here, but I'm glad I read it. She's not that old to have a lifetime of history, but her account of what she went through in high school is traumatic to read about. It's heartbreaking what her and her family had to endured. Which a lot of it they didn't know about at the time. But I think that is the message here. It's not her lifetime autobiography but more about her power to overcome a really horrific experience and how she found the one thing to help her cope. She wrote her story to encourage others. I wish her well and admire her courage to speak out!!

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a bullied down depressed girl to a fighter badass!

A wonderful story of a young cheerful innocent girl who had a big head start when coming into high school and then her peer became extremely jealous of her head start that she became very bullied and put down by it. Then the jocks became friends with Paige for a bit until the jocks drugged and raped her. that led Paige into a very insecure depressed and was weak to fight back the MASSIVE bullying and no one was there to help her.
I never thought that pretty girls could get Massively bullied. I thought pretty girls gets everything handed to them and everyone will be nice to them. It totally disheartens me to hear that pretty cheerful girls can get incredibly abused.
She did had 2 boyfriends in the story, one was a very genuine good guy, and the other a very aggressive mean guy that has physically aggressive on paige. U will need to read the story to find out!!
Then Paiges dad suggested her she start working out at a local MMA gym which her MMA career began . MMA taught Paige to fight back and beat up any adversary or bully that stands in her way.
As Paige grew up with Hate comments from bullies, now she became a star fighter and now received admiration from fans!

It was a Great story!

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Amazing

Great read, I liked her before now I love her ! Amazing human and a great fighter !

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Great Communication of experiences

Would you consider the audio edition of Rise to be better than the print version?

This book provided exceptional insight to the long-lasting effects of bullying and also how to "rise" from the depths. High;y recommend it!

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Inspirational story for women and girls

Paige shares her life story for girls and women everywhere. Brutally honest about her life story. Great book for anyone who has ever been bullied or left out or assaulted.

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Brave and beautiful

This was an amazing story of resilience. I couldn’t stop listening and was sad when it was over. Paige does an extremely good job of telling her story and opening up her story to her fans. Beautiful.

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  • mick
  • 10-19-18

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Just awesome.Be prepared to cry tough guy.
Having the balls to fight or having the balls to tell her story.
Paige has more than enou
God bless her

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-18

Excellent moving and inspiring

great story very motivational moving and meaningful. highly recommend for young women or men 👐