My Greek Drama - Life, Love, and One Woman's Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country-logo

My Greek Drama - Life, Love, and One Woman's Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country

Gianna Angelopoulos

Standing alone in the VIP box of the Olympic Games in 2004, Gianna Angelopoulos began to dance. The world had doubted Greece's ability to successfully stage this global event. She danced to celebrate the efforts of all Greeks-and her own-to host a phenomenally successful event, an effort that showed the world a new Greece, a Greece worthy of its illustrious heritage. Little did she know that a few years later her country would abandon the lessons of the Olympics and become embroiled in a political and economic crisis that would devastate Greece, and threaten the economic security of Europe. In My Greek Drama, Gianna Angelopoulos-known in her home country simply as "Gianna"-has written a memoir that is as much about Greece's journey as her own. From her childhood in Crete, to law school in Thessaloniki, to Athens, where she overcame male-dominated legal and political cultures to help redefine public service in Greece, Gianna worked her way into becoming one of the most respected women in Greek public life. Balancing motherhood, business, and a place in the upper echelons of world society, Gianna never lost her passion for public service and brought the 2004 Olympic Games back from the brink of catastrophe to what would later be called "unforgettable dream Games." Her life, her Cinderella love story, and her intensity of will are equally unforgettable. From stories of handing out basil seeds on the streets of Athens to entertaining royalty and political leaders in London, Zurich, and Athens, My Greek Drama captures the burning ambition of the rebellious girl from the island of Crete who "lit" the Olympic torch. Her story should help rekindle the spirit of the Greek people, and of every person who has ever struggled to change the world.

Standing alone in the VIP box of the Olympic Games in 2004, Gianna Angelopoulos began to dance. The world had doubted Greece's ability to successfully stage this global event. She danced to celebrate the efforts of all Greeks-and her own-to host a phenomenally successful event, an effort that showed the world a new Greece, a Greece worthy of its illustrious heritage. Little did she know that a few years later her country would abandon the lessons of the Olympics and become embroiled in a political and economic crisis that would devastate Greece, and threaten the economic security of Europe. In My Greek Drama, Gianna Angelopoulos-known in her home country simply as "Gianna"-has written a memoir that is as much about Greece's journey as her own. From her childhood in Crete, to law school in Thessaloniki, to Athens, where she overcame male-dominated legal and political cultures to help redefine public service in Greece, Gianna worked her way into becoming one of the most respected women in Greek public life. Balancing motherhood, business, and a place in the upper echelons of world society, Gianna never lost her passion for public service and brought the 2004 Olympic Games back from the brink of catastrophe to what would later be called "unforgettable dream Games." Her life, her Cinderella love story, and her intensity of will are equally unforgettable. From stories of handing out basil seeds on the streets of Athens to entertaining royalty and political leaders in London, Zurich, and Athens, My Greek Drama captures the burning ambition of the rebellious girl from the island of Crete who "lit" the Olympic torch. Her story should help rekindle the spirit of the Greek people, and of every person who has ever struggled to change the world.
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Standing alone in the VIP box of the Olympic Games in 2004, Gianna Angelopoulos began to dance. The world had doubted Greece's ability to successfully stage this global event. She danced to celebrate the efforts of all Greeks-and her own-to host a phenomenally successful event, an effort that showed the world a new Greece, a Greece worthy of its illustrious heritage. Little did she know that a few years later her country would abandon the lessons of the Olympics and become embroiled in a political and economic crisis that would devastate Greece, and threaten the economic security of Europe. In My Greek Drama, Gianna Angelopoulos-known in her home country simply as "Gianna"-has written a memoir that is as much about Greece's journey as her own. From her childhood in Crete, to law school in Thessaloniki, to Athens, where she overcame male-dominated legal and political cultures to help redefine public service in Greece, Gianna worked her way into becoming one of the most respected women in Greek public life. Balancing motherhood, business, and a place in the upper echelons of world society, Gianna never lost her passion for public service and brought the 2004 Olympic Games back from the brink of catastrophe to what would later be called "unforgettable dream Games." Her life, her Cinderella love story, and her intensity of will are equally unforgettable. From stories of handing out basil seeds on the streets of Athens to entertaining royalty and political leaders in London, Zurich, and Athens, My Greek Drama captures the burning ambition of the rebellious girl from the island of Crete who "lit" the Olympic torch. Her story should help rekindle the spirit of the Greek people, and of every person who has ever struggled to change the world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

9h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:53


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:16