Lance Armstrong's autobiography "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life," is a great book for anyone out there. It appeals to anyone who likes to read because it has many different stories. Lance tells stories about his childhood and growing up with his mother when he first started to bike. He then writes about his life after his childhood leading up to when he finds out that he has cancer and his life during his cancer and chemotherapy treatments. After all of this, he then goes on to tell stories about post-cancer life, and how he has become the worlds most dominant cyclist, the worlds best athlete, and how he has inspired many young kids to always try as hard as they can and never let life's obstacles stop them from getting to their dream.
This is probably the best book I have ever read because it had all of the elements that a book needs. I do enjoy cycling and mountain biking, so I can make that connection to myself. But the rest of this book and Lance Armstrong's life has a completely different background than mine. I have never had cancer, I live with both of my parents, I go to a good school with many teachers that care about me and what I do in the future. Lance Armstrong had cancer, he lived with his mom and her husbands that she would marry then divorce a few years later until he was about 18 or 19, and he had teachers who didn't think he was headed in the right direction in life because all he would do was go to triathlons and cycling events.
For Lance Armstrong to accomplish as much as he did in life is still amazing in my mind. I don't know anyone that could amount to anything like that when they have all those things happen in their life and survive cancer when given less than a 10% chance to live. This book is very inspirational and anyone who reads it will automatically become one of Lance Armstrong's many fans, even if you have never touched a bike in your life.