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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]


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 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  796.4209 PAPPAS P    Check Shelf
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Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 310 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Contents Forword by Maya Rudolph -- 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.
Children of suicide victims. (OCoLC)fst00855513
Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst00874563
Courage. (OCoLC)fst00881609
Greek Americans. (OCoLC)fst00947109
Runners (Sports) (OCoLC)fst01101341
Women motion picture producers and directors. (OCoLC)fst01178163
Women Olympic athletes. (OCoLC)fst01765098
Women runners. (OCoLC)fst01178481
Greece. (OCoLC)fst01208380
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Rudolph, Maya, writer of foreword.
Other Form: Online version: Pappas, Alexi. Bravey. First edition New York : The Dial Press, [2020] 9781984801135 (DLC) 2020012332
ISBN 9781984801128 (hardcover)
1984801120 (hardcover)
9781984801135 (ebook)
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