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Author Pappas, Alexi, author.

Title Bravey : chasing dreams, befriending pain, and other big ideas / Alexi Pappas ; foreword by Maya Rudolph.

Publication Info. New York : The Dial Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  796.4209 Pappas,A PAP    DUE 08-17-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Contents Introduction: Be a bravey -- Four memories of my mother -- Girl scouts -- A very big Alexi -- The mentor buffet -- Puberty power -- My pal, pain -- Coach Ian -- The Olympics -- Depression -- Jerry Seinfeld -- Willpower -- Boys vs. girls -- The rules -- Love -- Flat chest and freakishly gnarled feet -- Dad-sad -- You make your own cape -- Gucci -- Maya Rudolph -- Lice -- For those who dream -- Epilogue: The end of the beginning.
Summary "When Alexi Pappas was four years old, her mother committed suicide, drastically altering the course of Pappas's life and setting her on a perpetual search for female role models. When her father started signing her up for sports teams as a way to keep his bereaved daughter busy, female athletes became some of the first women Pappas looked up to, and she became a girl with a goal: to be an Olympian. Despite setbacks and hardships, Pappas held fast to that dream, putting in the tremendous hard work, both mentally and physically, and letting nothing stand in her way until she achieved it, making her Olympic debut as a runner in 2016. Unflinching, often exuberant, and always entertaining, Bravey showcases Pappas's signature, charming voice as she reflects upon the touchstone moments in her life and the lessons that have powered her career as both an athlete and artist--chief among them, how to be brave. She faces obstacles with optimism and finds the dark moments as important to her process as the breakthroughs, from high school awkwardness to post-Olympic depression, offering valuable wisdom on the benefits of embracing what hurts, both physical and emotional. To Pappas, bravery is inward-facing; it's all in how you feel about yourself, as much about always believing in yourself as it is about running toward your goals. Pappas's experiences reveal how anyone can overcome hardship, befriend pain, celebrate victory, relish the loyalty found in teammates, and claim joy. In short: how anyone can be a bravey"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pappas, Alexi.
Runners (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
Women runners -- United States -- Biography.
Women Olympic athletes -- Greece -- Biography.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Children of suicide victims -- United States -- Biography.
Greek Americans -- Biography.
Conduct of life.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Rudolph, Maya, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781984801128 (hardcover)
1984801120 (hardcover)

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