Off Balance has ratings and reviews. La Petite Américaine said: I first encountered Dominique Moceanu the same way everyone else did: on TV whe. Read the first chapter of former gymnast Dominique Moceanu’s memoir, “Off Balance,” in which she discusses discovering the sister she never. Off Balance,” Dominique Moceanu’s memoir, paints a dark picture of legendary coach Bela Karolyi and of elite gymnastics. The Olympian.

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The bubbly cursive letters seemed so personal, but the name on the return address was completely unfamiliar to me. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. You can not ask for more after reading a memoir. Although, a sad balxnce for someone as young as Dominique to have to deal with for a coach, even if he was one of the best.

This was the day dokinique the competition in the morning practice. They are both in London now.

New laws are putting California further at odds with Trump. I felt like this book was SO self-indulgent. Naturally I had to read this book to find out more about her life. What I didn’t know was how insane mocean rest of her life was.

That’s when it became not so much fun anymore. It paid off in the end.

‘Off Balance’ sheds light on world of elite gymnastics

Her parents had kept a secret from her and her sister for many years. Preview — Off Balance by Dominique Moceanu. With swollen feet and body parts bigger than I had ever imagined possible, I couldn’t even squeeze into a school desk anymore.


Now I want to read some other Bios about the other women the team. Off Balance, by Dominique Moceanu, seemed a bit I did enjoy seeing her almost bear herself in this book.

He would call your father or threaten to call your father to actually get him to hit you if he didn’t feel you were performing, you know, to the standard. Heard on Tell Me More. Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: Much has been made of the fact that she was miserable with the Karolyis. Gymnastics is the only This was one of the better “celebrity” memoirs I’ve read though I’d argue Moceanu’s less a celebrity and just a well-known athlete, at least among people in my generation.

This book has gotten some negative press recently due to the fact that Ms. My parents, Romanian immigrants, struggled to provide me a better life than the ones they had left in their homeland.

Was my mother even pregnant? It makes for a somewhat scattershot telling where you dive really far into a particular story and then suddenly it’s three years later. It was my playground, and I could run around and be free there. Must redeem within 90 days. Every few chapters, the more interesting story for me is told about how Dominique discovers as an adult, about to give birth to her own daughter, that she has a you Yes, truth is often much stranger than fiction.


Off Balance scores gold! Showing of reviews. Tata’s rage and temper tantrums took a toll on my family. I felt a strange combination of emotions whirling out of control.

Why couldn’t I remember? She actually adored her first coaches, but when it became apparent by the age of 10 that Dominique was exceptionally talented – Olympic material – her father whisked her away to the Karolyi ranch in Texas. Abusive parents sent the girl to an abusive coach. I had so many questions, so few answers.

Go-for-Gold Gymnasts Bind-up [ 1: NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Domiinque. Dec 09, Katie rated it really liked it. And you are very explicit about the negative side of training with them.

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How like the Games when everything was “perfect. I think some media outlets had given bits and pieces of my life but never my true story in its entirety from my own perspective. I still remember the little tumbler with an eerie resemblance to Nadia, talking all about how in this moment her life was “absolutely perfect.