Bought for friends xmas, thoroughly pleased. Interesting and inspiring Very well written clearly by a very intelligent woman. Katherine Grainger was Great Britain s finest woman rower, but there was one gigantic itch that needed to be scratched OnAugust , on the water at Eton Dorney, she and Anna Watkins rubbed away and LondonOlympic Games women s Double Sculls gold medals were theirs Three times an Olympic silver medallist, her career was complete and, at the age of , she could retire an Olympic champion, to go with her six World Championships and eight World Cup gold medals Kath s story is an remarkable one proof that nice people can be winners and dedication and hard work pays off Incredibly bright, Grainger combined her athletic career with her education and she has degrees from Glasgow and Edinburgh Univeristies and a PhD from London, in subjects as diverse as law, philosophy and homicide No wonder she is so much in demand as a much and motivational speaker Katherine Grainger The Autobiography tells the inspirational story of one of Britain s golden girls from London Have just re read this book following Katherine s latest Olympic success It is an inspiring read and an insight into the life of a dedicated athlete My four stars are due to the many spelling mistakes in the kindle edition and also the tiny reproduced photos Lovely read,couldn t put it down,lovely style of writing,want to read and see pictures Thank you for making my commute a joy The extra chapters were well worth buying it again Really honest and quite raw at times but a gripping read celebrating an incredible career. Stunning book, so intelligently written Love this woman. A great read by an inspirational sports personality, Scot and athlete Pity about all the typos but a great read throughly reccomended. I m a huge fan of Katherine Grainger and inevitably this review is going to be slightly biased That said, it s an excellent book, extremely intelligently written, and the way it brings the London 2012 final to life is superb Katherine Grainger has had a transformational effect on womens rowing and this book does a great job of explaining why I suspect that rowing will turn out to be the first of many successful careers for her. Very entertaining and also a very honest view of the highs and lows Surprised that the typos on the kindle version have not been fixed at this stage.