In a memoir as candid and unconventional as Johnny Weir himself, the three-time U.S. National Champion figure skater who electrified the 2010 Winter Olympics shares his glamorous, gritty, heartbreaking, hopeful, and just plain fabulous life story. How does a boy from rural Pennsylvania become an all-American original style icon on the ice and off, adored by fans around the world, and hailed as “The Lady Gaga of skating” (Salon.com)? The answers are here, in his invigorating and thoroughly entertaining chronicle of the emergence of his natural talents for skating and horseback riding; the physically and emotionally grinding path to becoming a champion; a family who sacrificed everything to support his passions; an ability to rise again after the most devastating defeats and never look back; an appreciation of style (from his mom) and self-discipline (that would be from his dad); and a fearless confidence to say whatever’s on his mind.
Because when you’re Johnny Weir, you don’t worry about what other people think. You let everyone else worry about that for you.
Welcome to his world.
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The typical pseudo celebrity autobiography is a fluffy ghost written affair , but weir's was actually funny, engaging, and charming. I downloaded the preview on a lark , had to then read the whole thing, and wound up being quite impressed. I don't follow figure skating, but you don't have to in order to enjoy this - it is in the same field as Tori spelling and others, but better written, less vulgar, and a deeper exploration of his "journey"
Literally the ups and downs that is this book! I cried at times and found my self smiling at others!! I love you johnny. Keep it up. I'm waiting on the next one!
Welcome To My World by Johnny Weir
Fabulous book!!! He's so talented, witty, intelligent, brave: a great inspiration to young and old everywhere! Just love him.