Rise - Paige VanZant

Rise

By Paige VanZant

  • Release Date: 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 5
5
From 37 Ratings

Description

AN INSPIRING MEMOIR FOR ANYONE WHO'S BEEN KNOCKED DOWN AND CAME UP SWINGING

As a young girl growing up in Newberg, Oregon, Paige Sletten was all energy and full of potential. A natural athlete, Paige excelled at dancing, made the cheerleading squad earlier than most, and even had aspirations of becoming a Disney child star. With a tight-knit family, Paige's life was on track for greatness. Then, one fateful fall night in high school, everything changed when Paige faced a life-threatening sexual assault. It was in the gym where she "pounded the life out of those ashen memories," becoming stronger with every punch, kick, and lunge. In this beautiful tale of survival, she writes:

I inhale the power.
I exhale the b******t.
One strike at a time.


Fighting became Paige's safe haven; something to live for, and Rise is the inspiring story of how she ultimately transformed into a bone-breaking, head-smashing fighter known as Paige VanZant. It is the deeply moving story of a warrior who transformed her pain into power and has become one of the toughest women in the world; an inspiring journey of someone who was knocked down in the most devastating way and came up swinging.

Reviews

  • Beautiful Warrior Girl

    5
    By callmeMamaZ
    Thank you Paige for sharing Your Truth! You have touched my soul with your honesty in this book. You are my one and only favorite Female MMA Warrior Keep giving young women (big, small beautiful,bullied,beaten,underestimated) inspiration! God Bless You with favor and grace always
  • Phenomenal Read

    5
    By BigLenny86
    A visceral and inspiring account of overcoming unspeakable challenge. PVZ shows the grace and grit that we all should strive to exemplify.
  • 12 Gauge Paige is AMAZING!

    5
    By Darripop
    WOW, where to begin with this review. This was one of the greatest books I have read. Her story of how she rose up from the ashes of her past is just truly amazing. She is a role model for everyone, especially women.