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Winning Balance - What I've Learned So Far About Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams

Shawn Johnson

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The inspiring story of a pint-size American gymnast with a big smile and an even bigger heart. You've seen her perform gravity-defying gymnastics moves. You've seen her win Olympic medals in Beijing and the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. You've also seen her land on her feet-with her trademark smile-even when things haven't gone her way. Despite achieving more success and celebrity in her first two decades than most people experience in a lifetime, things haven't been easy for Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson. Her first gymnastics coach told her family she lacked talent. Her modest upbringing in Iowa made elite competition unlikely. Although she won four medals at the Beijing Olympics, she was denied the big prize she'd dreamed of-the all-around gold medal. She had a terrifying experience with a stalker and would-be kidnapper. And after suffering a potentially career-ending injury, Shawn ultimately had to rethink what was truly important. What did she want most in life? What kind of success was worth pursuing? Would she ever find true faith, lasting hope, and real love? In Winning Balance, for the first time Shawn reveals her journey so far: her against-the-odds quest to become a gymnastics world champion, her flirtation with Hollywood glamour, her growing faith, and her struggle to find herself. It's the full, behind-the-scenes story of how a young woman who won Olympic gold on the balance beam learned new lessons about balance-as well as love, faith, and what winning really means.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:52