Author Nancy Richardson Fischer: Life Lessons Learned Writing Books with Elite Athletes and Coaches

I was 23 years old when I got my first writing break. A college friend was working for the editor who’d acquired rights for famed Olympic gymnastics’ coach Bela Karolyi’s autobiography. I wrote a proposal, and my friend put it in a pile with the other potential writers. A few weeks later, Bela called and […]

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YØU

Hey, it’s me, and here’s something for you : You may be hella’ short or tall, skinny or plump, might have a unique skin shade and be scarred or maybe not. Or perhaps you’re devastated or alone or confused or phobic or suffering from an ailment or dumped or depressed or inflicting pain on oneself […]

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Their Uproarious Laughter

When I heard Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s opening statement, what struck me, as it struck so many people, was her recollection of the laughter of two teenage boys—their uproarious laughter at her expense. It made a memory, one that I’ve often pushed down over the course of my life, resurface. The school bus in middle school was no man’s land. No adults except for the bus driver who, with his back turned to us and […]

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