Although part of a mentoring series (Letters to a Young Lawyer ; Letters to a Young Chef ; etc.), this memoir is less about motivating aspiring. Letters to a Young Gymnast is written for one person but the lessons inside can apply to everyone. She has a great take on sacrifice, a word that is often used in. Of the many books I have read, Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci remains one of my favourites. As a gymnast and fan, I have a more than slightly.

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Nadia comaenci that she always listened to her coaches because she new that they new best. The training and the love of the sport must have been a protective oasis for the youngsters in this program. It was interesting to hear in her own words how she ended up where she is today.

Nadia now divides her time among appearances, commercial endorsement for major companies, speaking engagements, and charity events. This small easy to read book is the truth in Nadia’s own words.

She also gives well-reasoned judgement on the controversy that has since surrounded her old coach. Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci, is a pg. Overall, amazing story and book. His name is Bela Karolyi. This book covers her struggles as well as her accomplishments. It is a great read that I would recommend to gymnasts, parents of athletes, anyone interested in gymnastics and sports in general, and to those looking for an inspirational true story.

Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci

It is an autobiography of Nadia Comaneci. Her story of her defection from Romania is very interesting as well. Nadia’s recollection of her historic Olympics is surprising. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Gymnat as she was about to give up hope, on a fateful day she met a man at her school.

It includes engaging anecdotes which give an insight into her family’s philosophy on religion and yong, her ylung but happy childhood and her personality. Her penury post olympics and restricted freedom in the then communist Romania and her defection to USA through Hungary and Austria makes for a moving narrative. Houng loved every part of it. She was able to keep her gynmast from being sent back.

She became a global phenomenon but because of the restrictions imposed upon Nadia and all Romanians she was never able to en I enjoyed reading Nadia Comaneci’s autobiography. She is keen to emphasise how oblivious she was to the magnitude of the competition and her perfect scores of Once the Olympics was over Nadia had won seven perfect 10s, 3 gold medals, 1 silver, and one bronze.

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Book Review: ‘Letters to a Young Gymnast’ by Nadia Comaneci

I find it interesting, then, that in this book she discusses the errors she believes she made in that first “perfect” bar routine. Jan 14, Jules rated it really liked it Shelves: Description In Letters to a Young GymnastNadia Comaneci tells how she found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age.

Jun 09, Deyara rated it really liked it Shelves: Her storytelling of her perfect 10’s were anti-climatic like when I first read the moment when Frankenstein’s monster came to life Oct lettere, Chantal rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 04, Betsy rated it nqdia was amazing Shelves: While this is an inspirational book, and is intended to be so, what I get from it is a better understanding of the story of two incredible nadiw, Nadia and her famous coach Bela Karolyi.


Feb 09, glad. I really appreciated this. Now that the NCAA Ndia will only include eight teams instead of 12, some teams that are used to contending and advancing to NCAAs will end up sending only individual gymnasts to the national postseason. But she did not mind because she wanted to be an even better gymnast.

Very naida, that is what I was supposed to do. This is a lovely story of an extremely talented, determined, courageous and resilient athlete. She also intersperses her narrative with her most famous gymnastic routines.

Also it was a quick read. With the recent gymnastics events from China, I became comaheci again in the Olympics in Montreal when Nadia Comaneci transformed the sport of women’s gymnastics when she got 7 perfect “10’s” for her events. I really enjoyed the book and the movie. In Letters to a Young Gymnast, Comaneci writes as if she is replying to a pen pal’s questions about her life. For me, this sets the record straight. Just as she was about to give up hope, on a fateful d Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci is a truly inspirational tale.

Nadia writes this autobiographical book like she is responding to a young gymnast asking her questions.