One Life (Signed Book)

One Life (Signed Book)

by Megan Rapinoe, Emma Brockes

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Overview

Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion, has become a galvanizing force for social change; here, she urges all of us to take up the mantle, with actions big and small, to continue the fight for justice and equality

Megan Rapinoe is one of the world's most talented athletes. But beyond her massive professional success on the soccer field, Rapinoe has become an icon and ally to millions, boldly speaking out on the issues that matter most. In recent years, she's become one of the faces of the equal pay movement and her tireless activism for LGBTQ rights has earned her global support.

In One Life, Rapinoe embarks on a thoughtful and unapologetic discussion of social justice and politics. Raised in a conservative small town in northern California, the youngest of six, Rapinoe was four years old when she kicked her first soccer ball. Her parents encouraged her love for the game, but also urged her to volunteer at homeless shelters and food banks. Her passion for community engagement never wavered through high school or college, all the way up to 2016, when she took a knee during the national anthem in solidarity with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, to protest racial injustice and police brutality - the first high-profile white athlete to do so. The backlash was immediate, but it couldn't compare to the overwhelming support. Rapinoe became a force of social change, both on and off the field.

Using anecdotes from her own life and career, from suing the United States Soccer Federation alongside her teammates over gender discrimination to her widely publicized refusal to visit the White House, Rapinoe discusses the obligation we all have to speak up, and reveals the impact each of us can have on our communities. As she declared during the soccer team's victory parade in New York in 2019, "[T]his is everybody's responsibility, every single person here, every single person who is not here, every single person who doesn't want to be here, every single person who agrees and doesn't agree.... It takes everybody. This is my charge to everybody. Do what you can. Do what you have to do. Step outside yourself. Be more. Be better. Be bigger than you've ever been before."

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

06/01/2020

Not strictly memoir, People Who Love To Eat Are Always the Best People collects Child's standout observations on France, love, travel, life, and, of course, food: "The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." In One Life, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion Rapinoe considers not only her athletic career but her highly publicized stance on social justice issues, showing how her beliefs are rooted in childhood experience. "Maisie Dobbs" all-star mystery writer Winspear changes tack with a memoir showing the impact of World Wars I and II on her family, her parents' life with the Romani, and her childhood in rural Kent, all the while promising This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593297926
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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