Off Balance has ratings and reviews. La Petite Américaine said: I first encountered Dominique Moceanu the same way everyone else did: on TV whe. Read the first chapter of former gymnast Dominique Moceanu’s memoir, “Off Balance,” in which she discusses discovering the sister she never. Off Balance,” Dominique Moceanu’s memoir, paints a dark picture of legendary coach Bela Karolyi and of elite gymnastics. The Olympian.

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My father was not a man of the modern age, and even though he loved the United States, he was very much an old-school Romanian.

When you look back on it now, when you think about their willingness to kind of put so much into your training, what do you think about that? Heard on Tell Me More. Her pixyish appearance and ferocious competitive drive quickly earned her the status of media darling.

He never had a real need to lie outright, since he could wrap you up in his stories in a heartbeat.

For Gymnast Moceanu, Life Threw Her Off Balance

Little did I know, this tiny three-by-five-inch piece of paper would turn my life—past, present, and future—upside down. Start reading Off Balance: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I was headed for a study session right after a quick stop at the post office.

Jan 26, Tara rated it really liked it. The raindrops hit the car roof like little metal hammers. Months later, when I went into the hospital to deliver the baby, they took me to the operation room to perform balancd C-section. I was disappointed for so many reasons, but most of all I felt betrayed that she had kept this from me all these years.

Dominique could have just briefly glossed over who they were and just focused on her gymnastic career but she did not. Looking out a nearby window, I saw that the balanfe was getting heavier.


Or at least, that’s the Mama I knew. I have long asked this question, and this book validates my concerns. Hardcoverpages. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only.

Off Balance | Book by Dominique Moceanu, Teri Williams | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

I had always been open with Mama and confided in her things I have never shared with anyone else. They revealed to her the names of her biological parents, and me, her biological sister. Bangladesh prime balznce denies accusations of rigged vote. Even the title of the book, “Off Balance” implies that her hardships are in the past and that her present life is balanced. Or at one point she was odf in Colorado, domihique next paragraph she’s living in Texas, when did she move?

Do you remember what was going through your mind then? The only thing that did strike me as somewhat fascinating was the fact that by the end of the book, Dominique is all growed up and claiming to have a life of near perfection.

BOOK EXCERPT: Dominique Moceanu’s “Off Balance” – ABC News

Go-for-Gold Gymnasts Bind-up [ 1: Well, let’s talk about your Olympic experience. But earning a college degree was a promise I had made to myself—and third trimester or not, I was going to get those finals done. Shannon had far more loving coaches and parents who stepped in when require, plus they showed their love and pride clearly to their daughter at each success.

The evidence was overwhelming. One thing that kin If I could give the book a 2. From day one, I was taught to be prepared at all costs.

Then he placed me on the scale in front of all of Team USA and the coaching staff. I read this in less than a week, when I had other things I balancw be doing. It no longer appears to be completive but who is their favorite that get to move on.


I knew I caught her by complete surprise and gave her a morning mooceanu call she’d never forget, but sitting in my car, in the rain outside the post office, I needed answers.

Every photo ever taken, every holiday spent, all of our childhood memories—there should’ve been three sisters. But if I had been her, honestly, I probably would have written the same thing.

Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www. She had an insanely dark and dramatic childhood and even young adulthood that was so thoroughly masked by the media hype around her at the time.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Readers learn about her parents arranged marriage, her parents coming to the United States, her parents struggle to make ends meet, her early years, her initial interest in gymnastics, the first coach she really, truly loved, loved, loved in Floridathe move to Texas and the Karolyis gym, her first competitions as a junior and as an elite gymnast, her mistreatment at the hands of the Karolyis and dominiqke father, her journey to the Olympics, going on tour with other Olympian gymnasts, finding a new coach, injuries and setbacks, her failed comebacks, the court battle with her parents, her wild years, her settling down with a husband years, etc.

Just when I had reached this balance point in my life and expecting my first born, it was, it hit me like a ton of bricks.

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