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It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life is a 2001 autobiographical book by cyclist Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins.

Lance Armstrong is a seven-time winner of the Tour de France. After his phenomenal performance in the Tour, the media quickly accused Armstrong of doping, arguing that his recovery was "too fast". He went on to win the Tour de France for a second time in the following year. was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 25, and was only given a 40 percent chance of living. The illness was humbling for him, and made him survey his life with an unforgiving eye. This book provides an in-depth look at how Armstrong battled back to defeat this deadly disease. When asked to choose between winning the Tour de France and cancer, Armstrong says he would choose the title of cancer survivor. This autobiography gives hope to anyone who is battling the deadly disease of cancer. Many people consider this the best cycling biography they have ever read.

Sally Jenkins is also the author of Men Will Be Boys, and coauthor of Reach for the Summit and Raise the Roof. She is a veteran sports reporter whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, and the Washington Post.

The book also discusses his marriage to Kristin "Kik" Richard (now his former wife) and their first child Luke.

Awards

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 2000. It was also number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. This book was also awarded the Christopher Award for Adult Books in 2001. It also appeared in the Texas Tayshas Reading List from 2001 to 2002.

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