The Life Story of a Gravity Goddess
By: Marla Streb
A Plume Book
USA: $ 14.00 USD
I contacted the publisher for a copy of Marla's book and they sent it to FATBMX in a heartbeat. I did not know what to expect but thought that there would be some kind of connection with BMX as most Downhill riders started out racing BMX.
When flipping through the pages I noticed the word: BMX in chapter 1 and started reading. It said: "As a kid I never owned or raced a BMX bike. I never built a plywood ramp in the driveway from which to launch summerlong jumps." That's when I handed over the book to my wife for her to read it and do the review.
Wendy reads more books in a week than I've ever read in my life. It would make for a quicker review. She dove into the 326 page paperback and finished it in a heartbeat. She said it was easy to read and interesting to see how a girl gave up her certian future as a research scientist for that of a mountain bike rider. The 36 year old followed her passion and didn't do what other people told her to do. She's had her ups and downs to get where she is.
One day I'll pick it up and will read it myself. Maybe this summer when the sun's out and I'm sipping on a cold beverage with no worries on my mind (like those days exist....).